Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?
What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination?
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.
Find out why vaccinations — such as influenza, measles, typhoid — are important before overseas travel. Learn about side effects and safety.
Vaccinations and pregnancy
The immune system can weaken during pregnancy, so you can be more susceptible to infections and illnesses. Certain vaccinations are recommended.
Immunisation and vaccinations
Immunisation and vaccinations are simple and effective preventative measures to help protect children and adults against harmful infections and diseases before they come into contact with them in the community.
Vaccine preventable diseases
Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) — such as measles, mumps — can be prevented by an immunisation program. Learn more about VPDs in Australia.
Free meningococcal vaccine to help protect Australian teenagers
More than 1 million teenagers will get a free meningococcal vaccine over the next 4 years, once it's added to the National Immunisation Schedule in April 2019.
Yellow fever is a serious disease transmitted by an infected mosquito in areas of Africa, Central or South America. Vaccination is recommended.
About My Health Record
My Health Record is Australia's secure digital health record system. Learn how to store information, such as prescriptions and vaccinations.
How do I know if I'm immune to measles?
Cases of measles have risen by 30% globally, and in places where it was eradicated — including Australia. Now's the time to check your immunity to measles or get vaccinated.