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Immunisation and vaccinations

Older woman receiving annual flu vaccination.

Colds and flu prevention

Good hygiene is one of the most important ways to help prevent colds and flu (influenza). Find out how to prevent colds and flu.

School-age girl receiving HPV vaccine injection.

HPV vaccine

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can be prevented by vaccination. There are 2 doses given free to both girls and boys aged 12-13 years, ideally before ...

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

Immunisation for your child

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

Immunisation is a simple and effective way to protect yourself and your baby from certain infections. 

Immunisation and pregnancy

During pregnancy, your immune system is naturally weaker than usual so are more susceptible to certain infections and illnesses which can be harmful t...

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Travel vaccinations

Learn about why vaccinations are important before you travel.

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Vaccine preventable diseases

Vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) are diseases such as measles or mumps that can be prevented by an immunisation programme.

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Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?

What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination?

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Immunisation

The articles in this section relate to immunisation, vaccines and vaccination safety.

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Immunisation 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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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.

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Booking an appointment | Australian Government Department of Health

You can book a vaccine appointment at a range of health services. If you're eligible, you can get free vaccines from the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Check with your vaccine provider about costs, because some providers may charge a consultation fee. You should also ask about costs for vaccines that aren't funded by the NIP.

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Immunisation Coalition | Travel FluSmart - Immunisation Coalition

Don't spend your overseas adventure sick. Get all the tips, tricks and info you need to protect yourself from Influenza before you start your trip.

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Immunisation Coalition | 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.

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Immunisation Coalition | How Vaccines Work - Immunisation Coalition

Vaccines work by developing immunity to diseases with the body's natural defences. Vaccines will prime your body against any future attacks by the disease.

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Immunisation | myVMC

Immunisation is an important method of disease prevention. By receiving a vaccination, usually in the form of an injection, a person can be 'immunised' against a disease, and reduce their likelihood of developing the illness. Immunisation can also reduce the spread of the disease in the population.

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Immunisation Coalition | Adolescents - Immunisation Coalition

Sexually active adolescents have a high chance of contacting HPV. It is vital that adolescents receive their HPV vaccine, which is often administered through the school vaccination program

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