The science of immunisation: your questions answered

The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers guide has been updated. The guide looks at the benefits and safety of vaccines, what is in vaccines and what the future holds for vaccination.

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The Australian Government has partnered with the Australian Academy of Science to update The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers guide. The guide reflects the most up-to-date evidence and science behind immunisation. A new video about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines supports the guide.

A working group of leading scientists, doctors, science communicators and experts in language and social sciences oversaw the update of the guide.

The publication and a series of short videos and in-depth articles answer 5 key questions:

  • What is immunisation?
  • What is in a vaccine?
  • Who benefits from vaccines?
  • Are vaccines safe?
  • What does the future hold for vaccination?

The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers publication, videos and articles are available from the Australian Academy of Science.


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