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Are you and your family’s vaccinations up-to-date?

Make sure you track your child’s vaccinations and growth and development milestones.4,5

  • At each visit to a public health facility, your child’s weight, height and growth information should be taken to keep track of their vaccinations, growth and development milestones.5
  • Do not delay your child’s vaccinations, because it can leave them vulnerable to these vaccine preventable diseases.3,6
  • Vaccinations are provided free of charge by the South African Health Department at all public health facilities.7

Medical References

Vaccinations recommended as per Department of Health expanded programme on immunisation – EPI (SA) revised childhood immunisation schedule from December
2015.4 *This is not an exhaustive list of milestones and not all infants reach milestones at exactly the age specified.
References: 1. Quilici S, Smith R, Signorelli C. Role of vaccination in economic growth. Journal of Market Access & Health Policy 2015;3. DOI: https://dx.doi.
org/10.3402/jmahp.v3.27044. 2. Department of Health Western Cape Government. [Online; last updated March 2014]. Immunisation is safe. Available from https://
www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/immunisation-safe. Last accessed December 2019. 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccines
for Your Children. [Online; reviewed August 5, 2019]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/vaccine-decision.html?CDC_AA_
refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fvaccines%2Fparents%2Fvaccine-decision%2Findex.html. Last accessed December 2019. 4. Expanded Programme on
Immunisation – EPI (SA) Revised childhood Immunisation schedule from December 2015. Available from https://www.westerncape.gov.za/service/immunisation. Last
accessed December 2019. 5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Immunisations and Developmental Milestones for Your Child from Birth Through 6
Years Old. [Online; updated April 2019]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/milestones-tracker.pdf. Last accessed December 2019.
6. Smith PJ, Humiston SG, Marcuse EK, et al. Parental Delay or Refusal of Vaccine Doses, Childhood Vaccination Coverage at 24 Months of Age, and the Health Belief
Model. Public Health Reports 2011;Suppl 2;126:135-146. 7. Department of Health Western Cape Government. Immunisation [Online, updated 10 July 2019]. Available
from https://www.westerncape.gov.za/service/immunisation. Last accessed December 2019.
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