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Who are we?

The immunisation Alliance has a diverse range of members, consisting of health professionals and community members.

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Vaccine Surveillance

There are two types of surveillance aimed at monitoring adverse effects from vaccines. The first is active surveillance, this involves a healthcare provider actively asking patients about adverse events. The ...

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Puppet project in full swing

The Immunisation Alliance puppet show may be coming to a childcare centre, pre-primary school or library near you! Two Immunisation Alliance members, (turned puppeteers) have visited a number of locations ...

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Pertussis

What is Pertussis? Pertussis (whooping cough), is an acute respiratory illness caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. Symptoms include: Prolonged cough lasting 1–2 months or longer posttussive vomiting repeated violent ...

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Vaccinations for Adults Over 65

As we get older, our immune systems change – and not necessarily for the better! This can leave us vulnerable to infections and their complications that may not have previously ...

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Vaccines for healthy adults

Vaccine-preventable diseases are still causing deaths in Australia. Outbreaks of whooping cough and measles are frequently seen, putting our infants at risk of death and brain damage. These outbreaks could ...

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Polio

What is Polio? Polio is a highly contagious disease that mainly infects children aged under five. Many kids who catch the polio virus come down with a flu-like illness with ...

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