Protecting the vulnerable

Our young children and babies are vulnerable to issues in the first years of life. Our Community Health team provide immunisations and post-natal checks to keep young babies and families healthy.

Immunisations

We are committed to effective immunisation rates and report monthly targets and rates for each age group under Community Health.

12 months

The target for Western Australian children at 12 months of age having all their immunisations is 95%.
 
Children at 12 months of age
all immunisations received
Community Health:
January to March 2021
Target: 95% Result: 95%

 

24 months

The target for Western Australian children at 24 months of age having all their immunisations is 95%.

 

Children at 24 months of age
all immunisations received
Community Health:
January to March 2021
Target: 95% Result: 93%
 

Postnatal assessments

Child Health nurses offer parents a postnatal assessment within two weeks of having their baby. This assessment checks on the wellbeing of the mother, the baby and the family looking at things like feeding, growth and answering any questions parents may have.

Contacting and offering an assessment

The target to contact and offer of a postnatal assessment within 14 days is 95%. Community Health consistently sits above this target.

Contact and offering a postnatal assessment
within two weeks of giving birth 
Community Health: May 2021
Target: 95% Result: 97%

 

Doing a postnatal assessment

The target for doing a post-natal assessment within 14 days is 90%.

Doing a postnatal assessment
within two weeks of giving birth 
Community Health: May 2021
Target: 90% Result: 86%

Last Updated: 28/06/2021