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Vaccine preventable diseases

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, although it can also occur in adults and is occasionally serious. Here’s how to help ease the sympt...

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an illness that causes inflmmation to your liver. Hepatitis A usually doesn't cause long-term damage like other types of hepatitis can.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B can lead to liver damage over time. If it turns out you have hepatitis B, it is important to protect others from infection. Find out how.

Human papillomavirus and HPV vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus commonly spread through sexual contact, which can cause cervical cancer. But vaccination can prevent it.

Lyssavirus (ABLV)

Find out about Australian bat Lyssavirus, and learn how it can be prevented if you are bitten or scratched by a bat.

Measles

Measles is a highly infectious viral disease, spread from person to person via droplets in the air. Learn about the symptoms and why vaccination is es...

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by Meningococcus bacteria. It can develop quickly, and it can be fatal. Learn about the bacteria a...

Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral infection, most common in children between 5 and 15 years. These days it’s rare thanks to effective immunisation.

Rubella (German measles)

Rubella (also known as German measles) is best prevented by the MMR vaccination. Learn more about its distinctive rash, other symptoms and treatments.

Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Here's how to recognise the symptoms and find the treatment that's best for you.

Tetanus

Tetanus is an infection that can be fatal. Because of immunisation, few people now get tetanus in Australia. Find out more about tetanus on our truste...

Tuberculosis

This highly infectious disease, which mostly affects the lungs, can be spread through coughing, sneezing, speaking or even singing.

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.

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Infectious and communicable diseases - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Infectious diseases (also known as communicable diseases) are caused by infectious agents and can be passed from one person or animal to another. Transmission can occur directly (through contact...

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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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Immunisation and vaccination - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Immunisation is a safe and effective way to protect against harmful communicable diseases and, at the population level, prevent the spread of these diseases among the community. Several vaccine...

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Immunisation | SA Health

Information for consumers on vaccines, immunisation programs and immunisation records for you and your children

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Immunisation records | NCIRS

Your immunisation history statement has all your vaccines that have been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

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Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?

What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination?

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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.

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Immunisation schedules | NCIRS

The Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP) is funded by the Australian government and implemented by state and territory departments of health

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What is immunisation? | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

On this page Immunisation or vaccination — what's the difference? Australia's National Immunisation Program Immunisation is a safe and effective way of protecting you and your child against serious diseases.

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Where can I get immunised? | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

You can get vaccinations from a range of vaccination providers, including your local GP and school-based immunisation programs.

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