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?
Immunisation for your child
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. Discover more about childhood vaccinations.
Vaccine preventable diseases
Vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) are diseases such as measles or mumps that can be prevented by an immunisation programme.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about why vaccinations are important before you travel.
Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to prevent the condition.
Mumps is a vaccine preventable disease. Immunisation is normally effective in preventing mumps. Find out more about mumps prevention.