Australian Immunisation Handbook (9th edition)
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Immunisation gives a very good level of protection against many serious diseases. It uses your body's natural defence mechanism - the immune response - to build resistance to specific infection.
Vaccinations and boosters
Some of the diseases frequently vaccinated against are diphtheria, tetanus, influenza, rubella, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and pneumococcal disease. All of these diseases can cause serious complications and can sometimes be life-threatening. Read more
Vaccination in infancy and early childhood aims to stop the spread of potentially life threatening diseases. These include chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, polio, and more. Read more
Adult and Child Immunisation Schedule (Feb 2013)
Influenza Immunisation Schedule (Feb 2013)
School based immunisation program
Beginning in 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services, secondary schools and Local Councils across Tasmania are focusing on improving immunisation coverage rates for young people in Tasmania.
Improving our coverage rate will mean our young people are better protected from preventable diseases such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and whooping cough.
Get the latest information on immunisation in Tasmania. Read more
Want more information?
Talk to your GP, or call the Public Health hotline on 1800 671 738.