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Immunisation and vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are available to all Australians throughout 2021. Find out if you're eligible now, and learn about safety and side effects.

Flu vaccine FAQs

Find out when to get your flu shot and learn about its side effects, effectiveness and safety. Is flu vaccination impacted by COVID-19?

Human papillomavirus and HPV vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus commonly spread through sexual contact, which can cause cervical cancer. But vaccination can prevent it.

Immunisation for your child is important not only for them but others in the community.

Immunisation and vaccinations for your child

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. Discover more about childhood vaccinations.

Vaccinations and pregnancy

The immune system can weaken during pregnancy, so you can be more susceptible to infections and illnesses. Certain vaccinations are recommended.

Travel vaccinations

Find out why vaccinations — such as influenza, measles, typhoid — are important before overseas travel. Learn about side effects and safety.

Boy getting ready for vaccination

Vaccine preventable diseases

Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) — such as measles, mumps — can be prevented by an immunisation program. Learn more about VPDs in Australia.

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Immunisation and vaccinations for your child

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. Discover more about childhood vaccinations.

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Immunisation | SA Health

Information for consumers on vaccines, immunisation programs and immunisation records for you and your children

Read more on SA Health website

Immunisation records | NCIRS

Your immunisation history statement has all your vaccines that have been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

Read more on National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) website

Where can I get immunised? | Australian Government Department of Health

You can get vaccinations from a range of vaccination providers, including your local GP and school-based immunisation programs.

Read more on Department of Health website

Home | Meningococcal

The state-funded meningococcal ACWY immunisation program has now ended, with meningococcal ACWY vaccine now provided under the National Immunisation Program

Read more on Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services website

Immunisation schedules | NCIRS

The Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) is funded by the Australian government and implemented by state and territory departments of health

Read more on National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) website

Kids | Immunisation Coalition

Find out how to protect your kids from infectious diseases. Keep up to date with the Childhood National Immunisation Program schedule.

Read more on Immunisation Coalition website

Vaccines & immunisation

Read about immunisation & the vaccines available to protect you, your child & the community from infectious diseases such as hepatitis & whooping cough.

Read more on NPS MedicineWise website

Immunisation and pregnancy who, what, when and why? | Issue 4 | Volume 40 | Australian Prescriber | Australian Prescriber

What are the benefits of recommending vaccination to pregnant women?

Read more on Australian Prescriber website

Immunisations Facts | Immunisation Coalition

The simple immunisation fact is that vaccines will keep you healthy. When you skip vaccines you leave yourself and others vulnerable to infectious diseases.

Read more on Immunisation Coalition website

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