Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain diseases. It not only protects individuals, but also others in our community by increasing the level of immunity and minimising the spread of disease. Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to infectious diseases. Immunisation helps people stay healthy by preventing serious infections.
Although many diseases are not as common as they were in the past, it is still vitally important for children and adults to be vaccinated to help ensure we do not experience serious disease outbreaks.
Further information on immunisation can be found online at the Queensland Health Immunisation Program website.