Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?
What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination? Find out how vaccines work and the difference between primary and booster doses.
Find out why vaccinations are important before you travel overseas, and learn about the vaccines you need to consider, their side effects and safety.
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.
Side effects of medicines including vaccines
Side effects are any unwanted effects of a medicine. Learn more about different types of medicine side effects and what to do if you have them.
Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, including which vaccines are available in Australia, their safety and the difference between a booster and a primary course.
Vaccinations and pregnancy
Vaccination is especially important before and during pregnancy. Read on to learn why, as well as information on side effects and costs.
COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effect Checker
If you have had a COVID-19 vaccination and think you may be experiencing side-effects, you can check here.
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?
7 reasons people don't get COVID-19 vaccinations, and why you should — right now
You, or someone you know, may be hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Here, some common concerns are addressed, including about the AstraZeneca vaccine.