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Get answers to common questions about immunisation, vaccines and what happens at your immunisation appointment.

Visit Vaccines and diseases for more detail about specific diseases and vaccines, including side effects and other important information.

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Most of the informaton in this section answers common questions from parents about the Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme.

If your questions are not answered here, try the following sections:

Immunisation and your child

General questions about immunisation, including what it is and why it’s important.

Vaccines and safety

General information about vaccines, including possible side effects.


What happens at your child's appointment?

Information about what happens when it’s time for your vaccination appointment.

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