Shepparton mother Fiona Carey said there was no question about getting her children immunised.RUTH MCLEOD December 6, 2012 10:16am
Immunisation is a prospect confronting every family.
Shepparton mother Fiona Carey said she did not hesitate in getting her children vaccinated.
‘‘I just think it’s really important. I was done and so mine were all done,’’ she said.
‘‘I choose to because I want my children to be safe.’’
Mrs Carey is the mother of Joel, 10, Brooke, 8, and Rhys, 5, and they were all vaccinated through Greater Shepparton City Council at no cost to the family.
Although Mrs Carey said there was one immunisation Joel missed out on, it was introduced in time for the other children. She said there was an out-of-pocket expense for Joel to get this vaccine.
‘‘Joel wasn’t covered for the chicken pox vaccination, so I paid for that to be done because I didn’t see the point in having the others done and not him,’’ she said.
She said she was aware of opposition to immunisation and it was ‘‘a touchy subject’’.
‘‘For entry to childcare, daycare or preschool, as well as schools, you have to show them your immunisation certificate,’’ she said.
‘‘You can’t discriminate against people who haven’t got their kids immunised because that’s their choice.
‘‘I’ve never really thought about (whether children who aren’t immunised are putting my children at risk) because you never really know who has and hasn’t (been immunised).’’
A Dookie paddock has been turned into art for this weekend's SheppARTon Festival.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Sixty years ago, March 5, 1954, was a red-letter day for Tatura, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the first reigning monarch to visit, came to town.
Today is the final day ratepayers in Murray Shire can make submissions to the NSW Division of Local Government about proposed shire amalgamations.
Ritchie Aschenbrenner is exhibiting six years worth of paintings, covering a range of styles.
Kyabram's 69th annual rodeo takes place this Friday.
What was expected to be a long wait was anything but as young Seymour man gets heart transplant.
NSW signs historic Murray-Darling Basin Plan agreement.
The History of Tooborac group will be keen for gather more information about its photo collection when the publlic comes to look through its archives.
Three Cobram firefighters have returned safe from the toxic Morwell mine fire in Gippsland.
Gun Rams forward Ash Morris has signed with South Bendigo for the 2014 season and one day hopes to play VFL
Some VIP exotic animals spent the night at Shepparton Regional Saleyards on Wednesday night.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.