Vaccine preventable disease in Australia

Vaccination against a range of bacterial and viral diseases is an essential part of controlling contagious diseases not just in Australia, but also world-wide.

If enough people in the community are immunised, the infection can no longer be spread from person to person and the disease can die out altogether.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way of giving protection against vaccine preventable diseases.

Page last updated: 10 Aug 2017