Yarrawonga has recorded the highest immunisation rate for five year olds of any postcode in Australia, according to the last National Health Performance Authority statistics.FIONA BLICK April 8, 2014 3:01pm
With 99% of all children in that age bracket immunised, Yarrawonga also sits well above the Victorian average of 92%.
Yarrawonga Medical Clinic Practice Manager Marilyn Schultz said this was fabulous news for the town.
“The whole community should be very happy with this result,” Ms Schultz said.
“The parents here are particularly conscientious.
“Between the Moira Shire and the two doctors clinics it makes it very easy to get your child immunised.
“Everything is bulk billed and you can make an appointment at a time that suits you.”
Ms Schultz said this news comes at a pertinent time with several cases of the contagious and extremely dangerous whooping cough being reported in the area.
“However, because these children were immunised the severity of this disease has been lessened,” she said.
“If they weren’t then it would have been a whole different scenario; they would have been very sick little chickens.”
Before babies leave the hospital with their parents, they already have been given their first immunisation injection.
“The nurses impress upon the parents the importance of continuing on with the immunisation program and clearly the parents are listening to the nurses advice,” Ms Schultz said.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of being protected against harmful diseases that can cause serious health problems and sometimes death.
Ms Schultz said there is never a 100% guarantee a person will not catch a disease they have been immunised against, like the whooping cough cases in Yarrawonga, the severity of the symptoms are much less.
Vaccinations can be given by a doctor, immunisation clinic and some hospitals.
McDonald's owners to pass on baton
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
PEOPLE who attended Echuca-Moama’s drug forum this week will think twice before taking ice.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
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.