Premmies receive vaccinations at their chronological age. This is their "normal " age - the time since they were born. However, because their bodies are less mature than their full-term peers, the immune response that is mounted in response to the vaccination is often weaker. They still need the vaccination, it just doesn't work as well as it would otherwise. Premmies often need additional boosters when they are a little older.

Do you have trouble keeping up-to-date with your child's vaccination schedule? This might help.


Second-hand child restraints

22 Jun 2015 4:00 AM AEST - RACV urges parents to put safety first when buying second-hand child restraints


RACV Manager Road User Behaviour Melinda Spiteri said that of the 164 restraints RACV looked at, 114 were from online sellers, reflecting how most change hands these days. The other 50 were from second-hand stores.

“Disturbingly, we discovered that 36 per cent of store-sold restraints and 14 per cent sold online were simply unsuitable for use as they were worn-out, damaged, too old or even illegal overseas models,” Ms Spiteri said.

Overall, 21 per cent of the car restraints were found to be unsuitable for resale.

“Not only would these be a waste of money, they’re potentially dangerous,” Ms Spiteri said.