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  1. Immunisation – common questions

    We answer some common questions about immunisation, including how immunisation works, why it's important and where you can be immunised.

  2. Immunisation – deciding which vaccines you need

    Everyone's immunisation needs are different and are influence by your health, lifestyle, age and occupation.

  3. Immunisation – DTP, polio, hep B and Hib

    A number of combined immunisations against diphtheria, tetanus and other infectious diseases are available to provide protection at various life stages.

  4. Immunisation – side effects

    Find out more about possible side effects of immunisation.

  5. Immunisations - vaccinations in Victoria, Australia (video)

    Vaccinations are encouraged for all individuals living in the state of Victoria, Australia. The immunisation program in Victoria may be different than other countries, and individuals who have moved to Victoria from overseas may need catch-up immunisations.

  6. Immunisations for older people

    Immunisations are important for you as you get older, because your immune system can become less effective at protecting you from some diseases.

  7. Immunisations for work

    Some jobs have a higher risk of exposure to infectious diseases, so if your job is one of these, it’s a good idea to check your immunisation status.

  8. Immunisations – catch-ups and boosters

    If you've recently arrived in Australia or missed out on an immunisation for any reason, you may need catch-up doses.

  9. Impetigo - school sores

    Impetigo, or school sores, is a highly contagious skin infection that commonly affects school-aged children.

  10. Implantable cardiac devices

    A person with an artificial cardiac pacemaker can live a normal life and can still perform moderate to strenuous activities.