Transcript for: On-time vaccination is important.
Text on screen: Why is it important for children to be vaccinated?
Professor Kristine Macartney, Director National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance: Some of the diseases that children are vaccinated against are actually still quite common.
These include whooping cough which is also known as pertussis and influenza.
With whooping cough we know that this is particularly serious for young babies.
It's one of the most important reasons why we encourage all parents to vaccinate on time according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.