The science of immunisation

Do you have questions about immunisation?

The Australian Academy of Science provides information that explains the science of immunisation in clear and easy-to-understand language, with the aim of supporting you to make good health decisions based on science.

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The science of immunisation: questions and answers booklet, developed in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health, answers common questions about immunisation. You can read the Q&As online, download the Q&As as a PDF, or order a printed copy. If you'd like to explore more, see our series of short videos and additional in-depth articles.

For more information about immunisation, visit the Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au/immunisation.


The science of immunisation: questions and answers booklet

‘The science of immunisation: questions and answers’ is freely available below or as a printed booklet from the Academy. It was prepared by an expert working group of 12 members chaired by Professor Carola Vinuesa FAA FAHMS, and was reviewed by an expert panel.

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Order printed copies

Order free printed copies of the booklet.


Explore more with our videos and articles

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What is in a vaccine?

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Are vaccines safe?

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What does the future hold for vaccination?

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