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.
Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?
What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination? Find out more, plus links to trusted resources.
Immunisation for your child
Answers to common questions about child immunisation, advice on the recommended vaccinations and links to trusted resources.
Vaccine preventable diseases
Links to trusted information and resources about vaccine preventable diseases and immunisation programs.
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.
Chickenpox (varicella) is a vaccine preventable disease. Immunisation is normally effective in preventing chickenpox (varicella), and has also dramatically reduced its severity. Find out more about chickenpox prevention.
Measles treatments and prevention
Measles is best prevented by a vaccine given to children when they are young. Learn more about the vaccine and different treatment options available.
When should you be vaccinated against the flu?
When it comes to vaccinating against influenza, timing is everything, with some experts concerned that people are getting their flu shot too early.
5 convenient truths about the flu and the flu vaccine
You can't go on social media or walk into a workplace tea room without hearing flu myths and misconceptions. Here are 5 things that are true about the flu and the flu vaccine.
Trusted information on travel vaccinations including what they are, safety, side effects, diseases to get vaccinated for, plus links to trusted resources.