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Immunisation week 2014

Summary

World Immunisation Week, 21 - 27 April, aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect, or "immunise", people of all ages against disease.

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Immunisation week is a great time to consider your own immunisation needs as well as the needs of those you care forWorld Immunisation Week, 21 - 27 April, aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect, or "immunise", people of all ages against disease.

Immunisation is considered the safest and most effective way of giving protection against significant life-threatening diseases, and the more people in the community who are immunised, the greater the chances of eliminating these diseases.

Are your immunisations up to date?


Not sure if you or someone you care for needs an immunisation?

You can use this Immunisation HALO checklist to find out what immunisations you may need depending on your Health, Age, Lifestyle and Occupation (HALO).

When you complete this checklist you will see the list of immunisations you may need to consider to protect your health. Print it off and take it with you when you next visit your doctor or immunisation provider.

Check out the Immunisation for Life infographic (pdf) to see when immunisation should happen throughout your lifespan.

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Last reviewed: March 2014

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