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  • As you get older, immunisations are still important because your immune system can become less effective at protecting you from some diseases. 
  • Immunisation is a proven and safe way to protect yourself against diseases that can cause serious illness, and sometimes even death. 
  • Immunisation can also help stop the spread of diseases, protecting others in your community too.
  • The Australian Government funds some immunisations for older people under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

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Reviewed on: 01-11-2023