The top facts about immunisation

All parents want the very best for their child’s health. Consider the facts so you can make an informed decision about vaccination.

  • Immunisation saves lives
  • Vaccines strengthen your child’s immune system
  • All childhood diseases we vaccinate against can cause serious illness, including death
  • Around 95% of 5-year-old children in Australia are vaccinated – this figure needs to be as high as possible
  • All vaccines available in Australia have been thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness and are continually monitored
  • Skipping or delaying vaccinations puts your child and those around you at risk of contracting serious diseases
  • Immunisation is a safe and effective way of giving protection against diseases such as whooping cough and measles.

Page last updated: 30 Mar 2022