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This booklet - written in Easy English - is for young adults and explains what a vaccine is, how it is administrated, why it is important, who should get immunised, when your family should get immunised, where you can get immunised, possible side effects, how much it costs and where you can ask for your immunisation record.
01 Jun 2021... This Easy English document uses simple words and meaningful images to communicate key information about the coronavirus vaccine. It's designed to help people with low English literacy to read and understand important information. This includes people with intellectual disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
01 Nov 2019... This translated resource provides information on the free pneumococcal vaccine provided by the National Immunisation Program schedule to infants. It outlines what the disease is, the vaccines, who is eligible for the vaccines and also possible side effects.
01 Nov 2021... A fact sheet about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination for children.
01 Jan 2022... This language set contains translations of a fact sheet that answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.
01 Sep 2021... A fact sheet about how COVID-19 vaccines are approved in Australia in Easy Read format.
01 Feb 2021... This animation explains Australia's diversified vaccines portfolio, and reassures the viewer that Australia has enough vaccines for everyone living in Australia.
01 May 2021... Video produced by the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network to encourage CALD communities to get vaccinated.
A short overview on Australian health services and how to access them.
01 Jul 2021... Supporting communication for the COVID-19 vaccination program. This glossary was developed to help community organisations, translators and interpreters, bilingual workers, and community leaders to better understand and communicate about vaccine development and implementation.
01 Mar 2016... The National Immunisation Program provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine to infants at two, four and six months of age. This document provides a pre-immunisation checklist and information about side effects. Includes diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine consent form.
This fact sheet discusses how immunisation protects you, your family and the wider community from serious diseases, such as whooping cough and measles, which can cause disability and even death.
To get a family payment for a child under 20 years of age, you need to make sure their immunisations are up to date.
16 Dec 2021... Information about the hepatitis B vaccine given to newborn babies. Includes information about the disease, why babies should have the vaccine, and information about possible side effects. It is important to start the hepatitis B immunisation as soon as possible after birth.
01 Oct 2012... Fact sheet about measles, including information about how the infection is spread, symptoms, treatment and immunisation.
01 Dec 2022... This translated resource provides information about the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines for children at 12 months and 18 months of age through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It includes information on what they are, the vaccine itself, possible side effects and a short pre-immunisation checklist.
16 Dec 2019... A checklist for immunisation providers to use to decide the best immunisation schedule for a patient.
Children with cancer have a higher risk of infection because the cancer treatment also reduces the immune system. Some of these infections can be prevented by immunisations/ This resource explains which additional immunisations are recommended of children during cancer treatment, as well as which are not recommended.
05 Jul 2022... An easy read providing information on the flu vaccine, including side effects, when and where you can get it.
11 Nov 2022... A video that shows culturally and linguistically diverse parents talking with their children about COVID-19 vaccines.
10 Jun 2022... This poster explains how you can celebrate safely at community and religious events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
01 Sep 2021... COVID-19 vaccines have no effect on fertility. It is strongly recommended that pregnant people get vaccinated because the vaccines protect the mother and baby from getting sick from COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines - Where to get the vaccine and visiting family members after vaccination Auslan (video)
01 May 2021... Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about where you can get vaccinated and whether it is OK to visit elderly family members in residential aged care after you have been vaccinated.
21 Apr 2022... A patient consent form for COVID-19 vaccination. Print friendly.
01 May 2021... A fact sheet about what happens after COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.
01 Feb 2021... A fact sheet about COVID-19 vaccine safety in Easy Read format.
It's not only babies, toddlers and children who need to be immunised against common childhood illnesses - parents, grandparents and carers do too. You could unwittingly give a serious illness to your child if your immunisation status is not kept up-to-date.
01 Sep 2017... Immunisation campaign poster to encourage parents to vaccinate their child on time. It promotes the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign, Get the facts.
This fact sheet discusses how immunisation protects you, your family and the wider community from serious diseases, such as whooping cough and measles, which can cause disability and even death.
01 Dec 2013... Information for 'contacts' of people with measles - meaning those who've shared the same air as someone with measles. Includes information about symptoms and treatment to prevent the disease.
01 Oct 2012... Information about meningococcal disease, an uncommon but serious disease, which is more likely to affect small children, adolescents and young adults. Includes symptoms, prevention and treatment.
Visitors to the Hajj may be at extra risk of some infections, because of the crowded conditions at ceremonies, accommodation sites and on public transport, which can be a risk for some illnesses including meningococcal disease. Advice about vaccine requirements and health precautions will help to make your journey safer and more enjoyable.
01 Aug 2011... Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.
Jean Hailes for Women's Health has partnered with the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines and their impact on women and girls. We asked you what you wanted to know, what's confusing, and what you need to make informed decisions about your health.
01 Jan 2020... Through the WA school-based immunisation program, year 7 students will be offered free vaccines to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and human papillomavirus (HPV).
This translated consent form is for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough vaccine that are offered to all children in Year 7 at secondary school or aged 12 to 13 years in the community setting. It firstly provides information on HPV and Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough, and then has the consent form attached.
14 Sep 2021... This fact sheet explains how to answer your child's questions about COVID-19 vaccination. It’s natural for your child to be curious and to have lots of questions about COVID-19 vaccinations. Here are some tips for speaking to children before and after they receive a vaccine.
02 Aug 2022... This language set contains translations of an animation that explains why you should get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose after you have had COVID-19.
02 Aug 2022... This language set contains translations of an animation that explains the reasons why you should vaccinate your child against COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination – Moderna information and consent form for parents and guardians of children aged 6 months to 5 years
22 Aug 2022... This resource provides key information about the Spikevax (Moderna) COVID-19 vaccines for parents and guardians of children aged 6 months to 5 years.
01 Jul 2022... Vaccinate for free when pregnant. This brochure provides information about whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination in pregnancy.
01 Oct 2012... Information about pertussis (whooping cough), a disease that can be very serious in small children, but is preventable by immunisation.
01 Nov 2018... This resource was designed for refugee and migrant communities in Victoria about catch-up vaccinations.
01 Oct 2012... Information about ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic for close contacts of a person with a meningococcal infection.
01 Feb 2021... A fact sheet about giving your consent for COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.
01 Feb 2021... A fact sheet about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Easy Read format.
COVID-19 vaccination - What to expect on COVID-19 vaccination day at your residential aged care facility
12 Jul 2022... This language set contains translations of a fact sheet that lets residential aged care workers, residents and their families know what to expect on their vaccination day.
01 Feb 2021... A fact sheet about what to expect during COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.
01 Jan 2016... This translated information resource provides information on the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine given for free to children at 18 months old through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It describes what diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) are, describes the vaccines and also side effects. It also has a short pre-immunisation checklist.
01 Dec 2013... Health facility posters provide information about measles signs and symptoms and prompt the general public to inform health care workers to ensure measles cases are quickly identified.
01 Oct 2015... Information about Hepatitis A, including symptoms, transmission, prevention, immunisation and treatment.
01 Jul 2017... Vaccinations are encouraged for all individuals living in the state of Victoria, Australia. The immunisation program in Victoria may be different to other countries, and individuals who have moved to Victoria from overseas may need catch-up immunisations. Learn about how immunisations are managed in Australia through the National Immunisation Program Schedule and the Australian Immunisation Register, and learn more about how the immunisation system works and where you can go to find out more.
01 Sep 2021... Information on how you can get an immunisation history statement to show proof of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations.
01 Feb 2018... Step by step instructions for giving EpiPen adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.
01 Jul 2021... Cancer Australia has compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally. These include answers to questions about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer, delivery of the vaccines, and more.
Starting primary school? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child into primary school in Victoria
01 Sep 2018... A translated document that outlines the lawful requirement that all parents must provide a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register to enrol their child in primary school. The document outlines what the statement is and used for as well as what to do if a child is immunised overseas.
17 May 2022... A poster that explains that you should wait 3 months after testing positive for COVID-19 before getting your next COVID-19 vaccine.
28 Apr 2022... Influenza can be a very serious disease. You should get vaccinated yearly to protect yourself and others from the flu. The factsheet provides information about getting vaccinated against influenza in 2022. - why and when you should get vaccinated against influenza - who is eligible for a free influenza vaccine under the National Immunisation Program - influenza vaccine safety.
01 May 2018... A4 poster providing tips on how to prevent the spread of flu (influenza).
01 Jul 2012... The National Immunisation Program schedule provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio vaccine to children at four years of age. The sheet lists possible side effects and provides a pre-immunisation checklist.
01 Feb 2021... This commercial explains how the COVID-19 vaccines are being assessed and what happens once the vaccines are rolled out.
Learn how to use your Medicare online account to view, print and download an immunisation history statement for yourself or your child under 14 years of age.
01 Nov 2020... CEH's Multicultural Community Action Network (M-CAN) have produced 3 new videos, with and for the Dinka and Chinese speaking community to raise awareness of the importance of Hepatitis testing & treatment during COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination - COVID-19 vaccines for children and teenagers - information for parents and guardians
01 Jan 2022... This fact sheet explains important COVID-19 vaccine information for parents and guardians. The COVID-19 vaccine is approved and recommended for people aged 5 years and older. COVID-19 vaccination appointments for children aged 5 and over are available now. Spikevax (Moderna) is approved and recommended for people aged 12 years and older. It is currently being evaluated for children aged 6 to 11 years.
07 Sep 2022... A fact sheet for patients about the Spikevax (Moderna) vaccine.
01 Oct 2018... This translated document details the enrolment requirements in Victoria for children in long day care, kindergarten, family day care or occasional care. It also includes information on Immunisation History Statements and childhood immunisation schedule.
Rubella (also known as German measles) is caused by infection with a virus. Infection is usually mild, but can cause serious damage to unborn babies. Immunisation is recommended and provided free for all children at 12 months and 18 months of age.
01 Apr 2022... The influenza vaccination in pregnancy gives protection to your baby. You pass on protective antibodies to your baby through the placenta by getting vaccinated. It also reduces your chances of experiencing stillbirth and other complications.
A guide to rabies and bay lyssavirus infection, serious diseases transmitted by bites and scratches from infected animals. Includes information on prevention.
01 Aug 2019... This brochure provides information about the meningococcal ACWY vaccine, available free for adolescents.
Information about the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination to help prevent tuberculosis (TB), including who should have the vaccination and who should not, its advantages and disadvantages, and the side effects.
01 Sep 2021... There are a few easy steps you can take now to ensure you have access to a COVID-19 digital certificate once you are fully vaccinated.
01 Jun 2021... Reading this visual script with a person with communication support needs can help them understand the COVID-19 vaccination process. It can prepare a person for the vaccination and reduce anxiety or uncertainty around the event. It can also open up dialogue with the person to talk about what is happening and how they are feeling. Read it together several times before going for the vaccination.
01 Dec 2022... This translated resource provides information about the measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccines for children at 18 months of age through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It includes information on what they are, the vaccine itself, possible side effects and a short pre-immunisations checklist.
01 May 2019... Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect your child against harmful diseases that can cause serious health problems.
01 Jan 2017... The vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) is known as BCG (bacille Calmette-Guérin) vaccine. This fact sheet provides information about who can get the vaccination and what to expect.
01 Oct 2012... A guide to influenza (flu), including information on symptoms and how immunisation can prevent the disease.
25 Mar 2022... A patient factsheet about preparing for COVID-19 vaccination.
22 Jun 2022... A video that explains that kids will always be kids, so let’s protect them against serious illness from COVID-19 with a vaccination.
01 Jul 2022... An infographic that explains when you can get your COVID-19 vaccination.
01 Mar 2021... Information about COVID-19 vaccine rollout and safety including who can get vaccinated, vaccination for children and teenagers, COVID-19 vaccine boosters, why you should get vaccinated, where to get your COVID-19 vaccine, how to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment, how to get your proof of vaccination, vaccine safety, effectiveness, side effects and more.
01 Feb 2021... This video describes how vaccines work in the body after you receive a vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccines - Medications, getting the vaccination in a wheelchair and eligibility Auslan (video)
01 May 2021... Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about medications, getting the vaccination while in a wheelchair and whether you must get the vaccination if you are eligible.
01 May 2021... Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about where to get information about the vaccine and having support people attend vaccination appointments.
01 Nov 2021... Most people get 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. After some time the vaccines are not as strong anymore. To make sure they stay strong people can get a booster dose.
01 Feb 2021... This video describes how COVID-19 vaccines have been able to safely be developed and rolled out quicker than other vaccines.
01 Jun 2021... A fact sheet about what you can expect after COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format and other languages.
01 Aug 2021... This video, produced for multicultural audiences, explains that more pharmacies across Australia are now providing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations.
01 Dec 2021... An Easy Read consent form for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. This form explains how the vaccine works and any potential risks.
01 Feb 2021... A fact sheet containing extra information about COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.
01 Apr 2021... A fact sheet about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Easy Read format.
01 Nov 2021... A fact sheet that explains what the Moderna vaccine is and how it works, in Easy English.
01 Feb 2021... Fact sheet about the safety of COVID-19 vaccinations in Easy Read format
01 Feb 2021... A fact sheet about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Easy Read format.
01 Sep 2020... This booklet - written in Easy English - is for older people and explains what a vaccine is, how it is administrated, why it is important, who should get immunised, when your family should get immunised, where you can get immunised, possible side effects, how much it costs and where you can ask for your immunisation record.
01 Sep 2020... This booklet - written in Easy English - is for parents and explains what a vaccine is, how it is administrated, why it is important, who should get immunised, when your family should get immunised, where you can get immunised, possible side effects, how much it costs and where you can ask for your immunisation record.
This fact sheet explains how to access your or your child's immunisation records through the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
01 Feb 2022... COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outline the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic children aged 5-11 years old. They were created to use in a state vaccination clinic but can be useful in most settings.
01 Jul 2008... Information on immunisation, exclusion of sick children and hand washing.
01 Feb 2020... This brochure provides fast facts about immunisation, including the safety of vaccines, immunisation in Australia, recording vaccinations, vaccinating on time and how immunisation protects you and your community.
01 Sep 2020... This fact sheet discusses how immunisation protects you, your family and the wider community from serious diseases, such as whooping cough and measles, which can cause disability and even death.
01 Nov 2018... Initial immunisation evidence request template for childcare/kindergartens to assist parents in complying with the 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, that requires all children to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.
01 Aug 2011... Information about transmission, symptoms, testing and meaning of test results, treatment and immunisation.
01 Oct 2012... Fact sheet about typhoid, a disease caused by infection with bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. In Australia, most typhoid infections are acquired overseas and occur after eating contaminated food or water in countries where typhoid is common. Includes information on how the disease is spread, its prevention and treatment.
01 Jan 2022... This translated document outlines common side effects that occur soon after vaccination and last 1 to 2 days. Generally no treatment is required. Download the document to find out more.
01 Nov 2016... Whooping cough vaccine given to the mother when she is pregnant is the best way to stop babies from getting whooping cough. This resource addresses common questions around the use of this vaccine in pregnant women.
29 Mar 2022... A video in which doctors talk about COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 and encourage parents and carers to book vaccinations for their children.
25 Mar 2022... This language set contains translations of a patient fact sheet that contains information about the Nuvaxovid (Novavax) COVID-19 vaccine.
02 Jun 2022... Translated animations that provide information about where to get a COVID-19 vaccine and what to expect at the vaccination appointment.
07 Jun 2022... An animation that explains how the COVID-19 vaccine helps protect us from COVID-19.
14 Jul 2022... Are you pregnant? Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended at any stage of pregnancy. Pregnant women have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 compared to the general population, and their babies have a higher risk of being born prematurely. Vaccination is the best way to reduce these risks.
01 Feb 2022... COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outline the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic children aged 5-11 years old. They were created to use in a low-sensory vaccination clinic.
14 Nov 2022... This resource answers some commonly asked questions about immunisation. Why are vaccines important? What is herd immunity? How do we know that vaccines are safe? What can you do to increase vaccine awareness?
01 Jun 2021... Use this visual step-by-step breakdown of what happens when you go for a coronavirus vaccination. Bring it with you to the appointment and refer to it often. This can help a person with communication support needs understand what is happening, and when it will be finished. It can provide a person with control over the situation.
01 Dec 2012... This translated information resource provides information on Poliomyelitis (polio) and the Polio vaccine. It includes what it is, the vaccine, possible side effects of the vaccine and a short pre-immunisation checklist.
01 Nov 2021... This document provides information about the four-in-one combined vaccine for protection against meningococcal A, C, W, Y strains that is free to secondary school students in Victoria. The consent form must be signed by the parents/carers of eligible young people under 18 years old so they can receive the vaccine at secondary school.
01 Jun 2017... This translated resource provides information on the Rotavirus, the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in infants and young children in Australia. It includes information on the protection against rotavirus that is available free of charge under the National Immunisation Program Schedule for babies in two doses at two and four months of age. It also includes a pre-immunisation checklist and information on possible side effects.
COVID-19 vaccine news and information about COVID-19 vaccination, including booking an appointment, getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccination, accessing the Immunisation History Statement, vaccines for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy, how vaccines work, COVID-19 vaccine for children, immunocompromised people and people with disability, vaccine safety and side effects.
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