Australian Immunisation Register

About immunisation

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect against harmful diseases.

The more people who get immunised, the less chance some diseases have to spread.

If you’re not immunised you may put people’s health at risk, especially:

  • babies
  • young children
  • frail older people
  • those who don’t have a strong immune system.

You can read more on the Department of Health Get the facts, immunisation saves lives website.

Family assistance payments

To get some family assistance payments, your child must meet immunisation requirements.

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Page last updated: 6 December 2018