Not sure how immunisation works or why it’s important? To get started with the basic facts, take a look at:
- What is immunisation?
Immunisation protects people against harmful infections before they come into contact with them. It uses your body’s natural defences to build resistance to specific infections.
- How does immunisation work?
Immunisation makes your immune system stronger. It helps your body to quickly fight against bacteria and viruses.
- Why get immunised?
Immunisation is a safe and effective way of giving protection against disease. Immunisation not only protects you and your family, but also the whole community by helping to control serious diseases.
- Who can be immunised?
Most people can be immunised. If you have any concerns about your own or your child’s health, talk to your doctor first.
- When do I get immunised?
Your health, age, lifestyle and job can determine the vaccines you may need.
- Where can I get immunised?
Immunisation providers across Australia provide vaccination services.
- Are vaccines safe?
Getting vaccinated is one of the safest ways to protect against diseases. Serious side effects are rare.
- Immunisation policy and governance
The Australian Government receives advice from experts and researchers to ensure safe immunisation services.
2 May 2019