Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective advances in global public health. Vaccines are given to many millions of people in Australia and billions worldwide to prevent disease. Vaccines prevent an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year.
This document provides answers to many common questions about vaccination. It is designed:
to help parents find out more about vaccines and the most recent evidence about their safety and effectiveness.
to help doctors answer questions from their patients.