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April Promotion - Childhood Immunisations

Diseases to be immunised against

What diseases will my child be protected against?

The National Immunisation Schedule recommends that children be immunised for protection from 11 preventable diseases before they are 5 years old.

The diseases are:

  • diphtheria

  • tetanus

  • whooping cough (pertussis)

  • polio

  • hepatitis B

  • hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)

  • rotavirus

  • pneumococcal disease

  • measles

  • mumps

  • rubella.

More information about these diseases can be found in the Vaccines and the diseases they protect against and the Diseases and reactions to vaccines sections.

Babies and children have the best chance of developing immunity against these diseases if they receive the immunisations at the ages recommended on the National Immunisation Schedule. to be immunised against to be immunised against