Understanding Childhood Immunisation

Booklets with questions and answers about immunisation for children, including vaccine preventable diseases, vaccines, vaccine side effects and eligibility for national vaccine programs.

Page last updated: April 2015

Your Guide to Understanding Childhood Immunisation

Your guide to Understanding Childhood Immunisation booklet (PDF 414 KB)
Your guide to Understanding Childhood Immunisation booklet (Word 29 KB)

This booklet is available to order online and includes the National Immunisation Program Schedule magnet.

Understanding Childhood Immunisation

Understanding Childhood Immunisation booklet (PDF 2805 KB)
Understanding Childhood Immunisation booklet (Word 699 KB)

This booklet is only available in electronic version.

Should you encounter issues in accessing the information contained either on the web page or within the downloadable booklets please email Immune Coord (immune.coord@health.gov.au) or call the Immunise Australia Information Line on 1800 671 811.

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