What to immunise against
Immunisation from vaccine-preventable diseases saves around 3 million lives worldwide each year and helps to prevent outbreaks and hospitalisations.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. Find out more about the symptoms, and how to protect yourself and your family here.
Influenza (the flu)
The flu is highly contagious and very serious. It can result in hospitalisation or worse. It is generally most serious for children under 5, people over 65, pregnant women and people with health conditions. Check out the signs and symptoms of the flu and find out how vaccination stops it spreading.
We thought we eradicated the measles virus in Australia back in 2014, but now it’s back – and outbreaks are happening across the globe. Find out what that means for you, and how you can avoid it.
Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a well-known disease, but equally scary and serious – that can lead to pneumonia and brain damage. Find out if you or your family is at risk, and how you can prevent its spread.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is mainly spread with sexual contact which can cause genital warts and cancer. HPV can be prevented with safe sex, regular cervical tests and vaccinations. Find out about how you can protect yourself and other people with the safe and effective HPV vaccine.
Other vaccine preventable diseases
Vaccination can prevent a whole series of diseases taking hold, including hepatitis, mumps, rubella, chicken pox and tetanus.