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Immunisation Coalition

The Immunisation Coalition is a not-for-profit organisation and the leading voice in whole-of-life immunisation in Australia, protecting all Australians against communicable diseases.

It collaborate with like-minded organisations such as Primary Health Networks (PHNs), Public Health Units, Government health departments and other groups that fight vaccine hesitancy.

The Coalition is a champion for immunisation education, providing timely, accurate and science-based information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Vision and mission

To improve the protection of all Australians against infectious diseases by advocacy for immunisation.

The Immunistion Coalition's mission is to achieve this by:

  • creating public awareness regarding the importance of immunisation by providing educational materials and communication programs
  • co-operating with key Australian professional bodies, consumer advocacy groups and the Australian, State and Territory Governments in their educational activities focused on immunisation to bring information to Australian healthcare professionals and the public
  • working with consumers, health professionals and organisations with an interest in immunisation, ensuring that the information provided to consumers through their website and other communication channels is current, easily understood and informed by the science.

How the Immunisation Coalition can help

  • by creating awareness and providing evidence-based information
  • by providing educational resources
  • holding scientific meetings and educational forums on influenza and adult vaccination

Programs apps and tools

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Influenza Specialist Group.

Last reviewed: January 2020

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HPV - Immunisation Coalition

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can affect both men and women and in some cases lead to cancer. A free HPV vaccine is available through school vaccination programs.

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Immunisation during pregnancy - Immunisation Coalition

Immunisation during pregnancy is vital to protect the mother and unborn child. We recommend pregnant women receive vaccines for whooping cough, influenza and now COVID-19.

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Influenza and Travel - Immunisation Coalition

Don't spend your overseas adventure sick. Get all the tips, tricks and info you need to protect yourself from Influenza before you start your trip.

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Kids - Immunisation Coalition

Find out how to protect your kids from infectious diseases. Keep up to date with the Childhood National Immunisation Program schedule.

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How Vaccines Work - Immunisation Coalition

Vaccines work by developing immunity to diseases with the body's natural defences. Vaccines will prime your body against any future attacks by the disease.

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Influenza - Immunisation Coalition

About Influenza Influenza Symptoms How Influenza Spreads Influenza Complications Influenza Prevention Influenza Treatment About Influenza Influenza, commonly known as ‘the flu’, is an illness caused by a group of viruses (the influenza viruses) that infect the respiratory tract

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Influenza and Pregnancy - Immunisation Coalition

Pregnant women and newborn babies are especially vulnerable to influenza. Vaccinating against influenza can be life saving for both the mother and child.

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Herd Immunity - Immunisation Coalition

Herd Immunity makes it hard for infectious disease to spread from person to person. It occurs when a high percentage of the population is immune to an infectious disease.

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FluTest: Immunisation Coalition

This decision aid is aiming to provide adequate information to help you decide whether you should get the influenza shot

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Who's at risk? - Immunisation Coalition

Those who are at risk of complication from influenza include people over 65, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions. Free vaccines are available for people with an increased risk.

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