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Immunisation Coalition

The Immunisation Coalition is a not-for-profit organisation and the leading voice in whole-of-life immunisation in Australia, protecting all Australians against communicable diseases.

It collaborate with like-minded organisations such as Primary Health Networks (PHNs), Public Health Units, Government health departments and other groups that fight vaccine hesitancy.

The Coalition is a champion for immunisation education, providing timely, accurate and science-based information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Vision and mission

To improve the protection of all Australians against infectious diseases by advocacy for immunisation.

The Immunistion Coalition's mission is to achieve this by:

  • creating public awareness regarding the importance of immunisation by providing educational materials and communication programs
  • co-operating with key Australian professional bodies, consumer advocacy groups and the Australian, State and Territory Governments in their educational activities focused on immunisation to bring information to Australian healthcare professionals and the public
  • working with consumers, health professionals and organisations with an interest in immunisation, ensuring that the information provided to consumers through their website and other communication channels is current, easily understood and informed by the science.

How the Immunisation Coalition can help

  • by creating awareness and providing evidence-based information
  • by providing educational resources
  • holding scientific meetings and educational forums on influenza and adult vaccination

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Last reviewed: January 2020

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Kids | Immunisation Coalition

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

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Adults | Immunisation Coalition

Millions of Australian adults are not vaccinated and it’s increasing the risk of disease. Improving adult vaccination decreases risk of illness and lowers the transmission of infection.

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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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Herd Immunity | Immunisation Coalition

Herd Immunity makes it hard for infectious disease to spread from person to person. It occurs when a high percentage of the population is immune to an infectious disease.

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Older Adults | Immunisation Coalition

Older adult immunisation rates remain far below optimal levels. Immunisation remains the most effective way to stop the spread of harmful diseases. It is vital older adults keep up to date with their immunisations.

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Influenza-65 years and over | Immunisation Coalition

Influenza can cause serious complications and hospitalisation for people 65 years and older. Because of this free influenza vaccine is available to people 65 years and older.

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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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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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Across The Lifespan | Immunisation Coalition

Immunisation across the lifespan prevents 2-3 million deaths a year. It is important to keep up to date with your immunisations, no matter what age you are.

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Influenza and Children | Immunisation Coalition

Influenza is the leading cause of hospitalisation among Australian children under five. Vaccination is the most effective way of protecting them against influenza.

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