I WANT TO VACCINATE
Babies and children need to get their vaccinations on time so they get the best possible protection. Find out what vaccines are recommended for your child. There are some extra vaccines recommended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies and children.
I HAVE QUESTIONS
Why does my child need a flu shot?
Children need a flu shot to protect them against influenza viruses. Every year in Australia, hundreds of children get so unwell from influenza they need to be treated in hospital. Most of them are babies and children under five years.READ MORE
Why is the schedule the way it is?
It takes years of careful research by independent experts to work out the right time to get each vaccine so babies and children get the best possible protection against infectious diseases.READ MORE
What is in vaccines?
The most important part of a vaccine is the antigen. Other ingredients include adjuvants, preservatives, stabilisers and diluents. All the ingredients in vaccines are tested to make sure they are safe to use in vaccines for babies and children.READ MORE
How do vaccines affect my child’s immunity?
Vaccines strengthen your child’s immune system a bit like exercise strengthens muscles. Vaccines train your child’s immune system to recognise and clear out germs than can cause serious illness.READ MORE