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There are some immunisations that are recommended for all teenagers and young people, and some others that may be important if you are having a baby or plan to travel.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting yourself against some diseases which can cause serious illnesses and sometimes death. Also, if you are protected, you will not be able to pass the infection on to other people, especially very young babies who are not yet fully immunised.

Resources

Australian Government Immunisation Website:
http://immunise.health.gov.au
This site has the latest information about immunisation, schedules, specific health problems, plus many publications, including the Immunisation Handbook, Immunisation Myths and Realities, and instructions for immunisation providers.

Australian Smart Traveller (Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT):
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

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