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Information for our consumers – Updated 16 November 2022
The Child and Family Health Service acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

New Baby Resource Pack

New Baby Resource Pack

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Being a parent can be exciting, rewarding and challenging at times.

At your initial contact visit you will be provided with a resources pack including some of the information below.

Baby's First Book: Right From the Start

This book has been developed to be a first “reading” experience for you and your baby. It may feel strange for you at first reading to your baby, however, with practice and time, you will delight in your baby’s response. Click here to order a hard copy or download a copy below.

Baby’s First Book: Right From the Start (Aboriginal)

This book has been developed together with Aboriginal parents, families and professionals. It is for you to read with your baby. Being close to you, seeing the pictures and hearing your voice helps baby grow strong. The pictures are for baby to look at – they are the kind of pictures research says babies like. Click here to order a hard copy or download a copy below.

Get the facts – Immunisation Saves Lives

The ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ Campaign aims to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated. Research shows that when people are fully informed about the benefits of vaccination, they are more likely to vaccinate. You can find out more about immunisations on our Health Checks page.

Managing fever after Meningococcal B vaccine

  • Parents are advised to give paracetamol with every dose of the Meningococcal B vaccine (Bexsero®) for children aged less than two years. Fever is a common reaction following any vaccine but it is more common with Bexsero. Paracetamol will reduce the likelihood of high-grade fever for your child.
  • Managing possible fever after meningococcal B administration