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Australian Immunisation Handbook (10th edition)

Quick guide: Catch-up Immunisations in Tasmania

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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 often 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 about vaccinations and boosters

Vaccination – frequently asked questions

Childhood vaccinations

Vaccination in infancy and early childhood helps stop the spread of potentially life threatening diseases. These include chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, polio and more. Read more about how to get your child vaccinated

School-based immunisation program

All routine school-based adolescent vaccinations are given to girls and boys in Year 7. These include:

  • diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine – one dose
  • human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) – three doses
  • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine – one dose

Find out more about the school based immunisation program

Adult vaccinations

Adults need vaccinations to boost their immunity against diseases they were vaccinated against when younger and against diseases that place them at greater risk when older. Some of these vaccinations are free for eligible cohorts.

Immunisation providers

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Want more information?

Talk to your GP or call the Public Health Hotline - Tasmania on 1800 671 738

December 2016