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Diphtheria in Australia

Diphtheria is a highly contagious, and potentially life-threatening, bacterial disease caused by Corynebacterium diphtheria or Corynebacterium ulcerans.

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Travel vaccinations - MyDr.com.au

Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.

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Diphtheria fact sheet - Fact sheets

Diphtheria is a potentially fatal bacterial infection that usually affects the nose and throat. It is very uncommon in Australia but can reemerge when immunisation rates are low.

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Pertussis (whooping cough) | The Australian Immunisation Handbook

Information about pertussis (whooping cough) disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

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4 years | Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation | SKAI

When your child is four years old, one age-specific vaccine is recommended: a combined DTPa/IPV vaccine. This vaccine strengthens their immunity to diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio. It is also recommended that your child gets an influenza vaccine every year before the influenza season. These vaccines are given as needles, usually in your child’s arm.

Read more on National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) website

18 months | Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation | SKAI

When your child is 18 months old, it is recommended they have three age-specific vaccines: MMRV, DTPa and Hib. MMRV strengthens their immunity to measles, mumps and rubella and protects them from varicella (chickenpox). DTPa strengthens their immunity to diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Hib vaccine strengthens their immunity to Hib. It is also recommended that your child gets an influenza vaccine every year before the influenza season. These vaccines are given as needles, usually in your child’s arm.

Read more on National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) website

Pregnancy | Immunisation Coalition

Immunisation during pregnancy is vital to protect the mother and unborn child. We recommend the mother and baby receive vaccines for whooping cough (pertussis) and influenza.

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Influenza | Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation | SKAI

What are the side effects of influenza vaccines? Common side effects About 10 per cent of children (1 out of every 10) who have an influenza vaccine experience swelling, redness, pain at the injection site that lasts one or two days.  Between 1 per cent and 10 per cent of people (1–10 out of every 100) who have an influenza vaccine get a fever, headache, tiredness or lack of energy (malaise) or muscle aches (myalgia) that last one or two days.    Rare side effects

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6 months | Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation | SKAI

When your baby is six months old, one age-specific vaccine is recommended: the combined DTPa-Hib-IPV-HepB vaccine. This vaccine protects your baby from six diseases. Before influenza season, it is also recommended that your baby gets an influenza vaccine. The vaccines are given as needles, usually in baby’s leg.

Read more on National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) website

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