New fathers do not typically require any additional vaccinations beyond those that are recommended for the general adult population. However, it is important for new fathers to ensure that they are up-to-date on their routine vaccinations, including:

  1. Influenza (flu) vaccine: It is recommended that all adults receive a flu vaccine annually to protect against seasonal influenza.

  2. Tdap vaccine: The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and is recommended for all adults. It is especially important for new fathers to receive the Tdap vaccine to protect against pertussis, which can be very serious for infants.

  3. Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine: Adults who have not received two doses of the MMR vaccine or have not had measles, mumps, or rubella in the past should consider getting vaccinated.

  4. Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine: Adults who have not had chickenpox or the varicella vaccine should consider getting vaccinated, as the virus can be very serious for infants.

It's important to check with your healthcare provider to determine which vaccinations you may need and to ensure that you are up-to-date on your immunizations.

Here are some resources for getting vaccinations in Australia:

  1. Your GP: Your general practitioner (GP) is a great resource for getting vaccinations. They can assess your vaccination status and provide you with the necessary vaccines.

  2. Local health clinic: Many local health clinics offer vaccinations to the general public. Contact your local health clinic to find out if they offer vaccination services.

  3. Community pharmacies: Many community pharmacies offer vaccination services for a range of vaccines, including the flu vaccine.

  4. State and territory health departments: State and territory health departments provide information on where to get vaccinations and may offer free vaccines for certain groups, such as children and refugees.

April 03, 2023