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Questions about vaccination

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Publication date: 
6 August 2018
Last updated: 
23 April 2020
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective advances in global public health. Vaccines are given to many millions of people in Australia and billions worldwide to prevent disease. Vaccines prevent an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year.

This document provides answers to many common questions about vaccination. It is designed:

  • to help parents find out more about vaccines and the most recent evidence about their safety and effectiveness.
  • to help doctors answer questions from their patients.