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Immunisation

111 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: About immunisation: Information for older people
Summary: 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.

Title: About immunisation: Information for parents
Summary: 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.

Title: About immunisation: Information for young adults
Summary: 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.

Title: About the coronavirus vaccination - information and your consent (Easy English)
Summary: 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.

Title: Accessing immunisation records
Summary: This fact sheet explains how to access your or your child's immunisation records through the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Title: Adolescent meningococcal ACWY vaccine
Summary: This brochure provides information about the meningococcal ACWY vaccine, available free for adolescents.

Title: All COVID-19 vaccine information in your language provided by the Australian Government
Summary: COVID-19 vaccine news and information from the Department of Health for Australians about the development, approval process and plans for COVID-19 vaccines including vaccine providers, priority groups, vaccine distribution, Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines, vaccine side effects, COVID-19 vaccination consent forms and more.

Title: A reminder for parents about immunisation
Summary: 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.

Title: BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination - information for patients
Summary: 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.

Title: Catch up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria
Summary: This resource was designed for refugee and migrant communities in Victoria about catch-up vaccinations.

Title: Childhood pneumococcal vaccine
Summary: 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.

Title: Ciprofloxacin: an antibiotic for contacts of a person with meningococcal infection
Summary: Information about ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic for close contacts of a person with a meningococcal infection.

Title: Consent form for COVID-19 vaccination
Summary: A patient consent form for COVID-19 vaccination. Print friendly.

Title: COVID-19 vaccinations and pregnancy (audio)
Summary: 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.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - After your Spikevax (Moderna) vaccine
Summary: A patient fact sheet about what to expect after being given the Spikevax (Moderna) COVID-19 vaccination.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - After your vaccination (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about what you can expect after COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format and other languages.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - AstraZeneca is available in pharmacies across Australia (video)
Summary: This video, produced for multicultural audiences, explains that more pharmacies across Australia are now providing AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Commonly asked questions about booster doses
Summary: This language set contains translations of a fact sheet that answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - COVID-19 booster shots are now available (audio)
Summary: This radio advertisement, explains that COVID-19 booster doses are now available for anyone aged 18 years of age and older.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Getting ready for the vaccination (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about getting ready for COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Giving your consent (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about giving your consent for COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Information for in-home and community aged care workers
Summary: This fact sheet provides COVID-19 vaccination information for in-home and community aged care workers.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Information on Spikevax (Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine
Summary: A fact sheet for patients about the Spikevax (Moderna) vaccine.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - International students and COVID-19 vaccines (poster)
Summary: A poster that explains that international students studying in Australia are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Long-term effects of COVID-19
Summary: This fact sheet explains the potential long-term effects of COVID-19.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Other information (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet containing extra information about COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Pregnancy and breastfeeding (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about how COVID-19 vaccines are approved in Australia in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Side effects you might have after your vaccination (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about what happens after COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - The AstraZeneca vaccine (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - The Delta strain and AstraZeneca (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about updated AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine advice in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - The Pfizer vaccine (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Updated AstraZeneca information
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about a link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a very rare condition, which involves blood clotting and low blood platelet levels.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Useful information on the COVID-19 vaccines
Summary: This editorial provides useful information on the COVID-19 vaccines, including information on the rollout, how the vaccines work, and how you can book an appointment.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - We're not safe until we're all safe (video)
Summary: In this video, Dr Nick Coatsworth provides information about the vaccine rollout.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - What is it? Is it safe? (Easy Read)
Summary: Fact sheet about the safety of COVID-19 vaccinations in Easy Read format

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - What is the COVID-19 vaccine? (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about COVID-19 vaccine safety in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - What to expect on COVID-19 vaccination day at your residential aged care facility
Summary: 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.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - What to expect when you have your vaccination (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about what to expect during COVID-19 vaccination in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination - Where can you get the vaccine? (Easy Read)
Summary: A fact sheet about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Easy Read format.

Title: COVID-19 vaccination (video)
Summary: Members of the North Richmond precinct community give their personal testimonials in their own language as to why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccination

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Advice on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Auslan (video)
Summary: Professor Michael Kidd answering COVID-19 vaccine questions from people with disability about who should get the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Dr Lucas de Toca providing an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to people with disability Auslan (video)
Summary: In this video Dr Lucas de Toca summarising for people with disability the new information and recommendations about the AstraZeneca vaccine and the change in the vaccination rollout.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - How vaccines work Auslan (video)
Summary: This video describes how vaccines work in the body after you receive a vaccination.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Medications, getting the vaccination in a wheelchair and eligibility Auslan (video)
Summary: 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.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - More information and support people at vaccination appointments Auslan (video)
Summary: 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.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Stay informed Auslan (video)
Summary: This commercial explains how the COVID-19 vaccines are being assessed and what happens once the vaccines are rolled out.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Vaccine development times Auslan (video)
Summary: This video describes how COVID-19 vaccines have been able to safely be developed and rolled out quicker than other vaccines.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines - Where to get the vaccine and visiting family members after vaccination Auslan (video)
Summary: 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.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines (poster)
Summary: This poster produced by the Australian Government, Department of Health explains the importance of staying up-to-date about COVID-19 vaccines and where to go for reliable information.

Title: COVID-19 vaccines Auslan (video)
Summary: This animation explains Australia’s diversified vaccines portfolio, and reassures the viewer that Australia has enough vaccines for everyone living in Australia.

Title: COVID-19 vaccine by the Department of Health Victoria
Summary: Information about COVID-19 vaccine rollout and safety produced by the Victorian Department of Health.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine for 18 month old children
Summary: 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.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and poliomyelitis (polio) immunisation
Summary: 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.

Title: Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine for infants
Summary: 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.

Title: Don't take the risk this season: Get the flu vaccine
Summary: Influenza can be a very serious disease. To protect yourself and others from influenza, you should get vaccinated every year.

Title: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer
Summary: 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.

Title: Getting to know health care in Australia: a pocket guide for new arrivals
Summary: A short overview on Australian health services and how to access them.

Title: Get vaccinated to defeat COVID-19 (video)
Summary: Video produced by the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network to encourage CALD communities to get vaccinated.

Title: Get your immunisation history statement using your Medicare online account (bilingual version)
Summary: 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.

Title: Glossary of medical terminology for immunisation and vaccine development
Summary: 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.

Title: Going to a vaccination centre to get my COVID-19 vaccine (social script)
Summary: COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outlines the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic people. Autistic people may find the process of getting the vaccination stressful. These social scripts provide autistic people with an opportunity to prepare themselves for their vaccination at a centre and reduce anxiety.

Title: Going to the GP to get my COVID-19 vaccine (social script)
Summary: COVID-19 vaccination social scripts that outlines the process of getting a COVID-19 vaccination to autistic people. Autistic people may find the process of getting the vaccination stressful. These social scripts provide autistic people with an opportunity to prepare themselves for their vaccination at a GP and reduce anxiety.

Title: Goodbye COVID (video)
Summary: These videos feature local community members encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Title: Hepatitis and COVID-19 vaccinations (video)
Summary: 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. 

Title: Hepatitis A by the Department of Health Victoria
Summary: Information about symptoms, transmission, prevention, immunisation and treatment.

Title: How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations
Summary: Information on how you can get an immunisation history statement to show proof of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations.

Title: How to give EpiPen
Summary: Step by step instructions for giving EpiPen adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.

Title: HPV vaccine - preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) cancers and diseases by vaccination (brochure)
Summary: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both men and women. This brochure provides information about HPV, how to get vaccinated against HPV and the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.

Title: Hygiene and infection control
Summary: Information on immunisation, exclusion of sick children and hand washing.

Title: Immunisations - vaccinations in Victoria (audio)
Summary: 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.

Title: Immunisation (bilingual version)
Summary: To get a family payment for a child under 20 years of age, you need to make sure their immunisations are up to date.

Title: Immunisation protects all our kids (poster)
Summary: Immunisation campaign poster to encourage parents to vaccinate their child on time. It promotes the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign, Get the facts.

Title: Immunisation saves lives (brochure)
Summary: 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.

Title: Immunisation saves lives (families)
Summary: 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.

Title: Immunisation saves lives (seniors)
Summary: 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.

Title: Immunisation saves lives (teenagers)
Summary: 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.

Title: Immunising your child (bilingual version)
Summary: Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect your child against harmful diseases that can cause serious problems.

Title: Infant hepatitis B immunisation information
Summary: 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.

Title: Information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia (video)
Summary: Information on who can get COVID-19 vaccinations, when can you book a vaccination, and how to get proof of your vaccination.

Title: Initial immunisation evidence request template
Summary: 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.

Title: Measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox immunisation information
Summary: 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.

Title: Measles - information for contacts
Summary: 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.

Title: Measles (NSW Health)
Summary: Fact sheet about measles, including information about how the infection is spread, symptoms, treatment and immunisation.

Title: Measles is about (poster)
Summary: 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.

Title: Meningococcal ACWY secondary school vaccine program: Information and consent form
Summary: 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. It must be signed by the parents/carers of eligible young people under 18 years old so they can receive the vaccine at secondary school.

Title: Meningococcal disease
Summary: 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.

Title: My coronavirus vaccination - visual schedule (Easy English)
Summary: 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.

Title: My coronavirus vaccination (Easy English)
Summary: 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.

Title: Need proof of vaccination? Here is how to access your COVID-19 digital certificate
Summary: 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.

Title: Pertussis (whooping cough)
Summary: Information about pertussis (whooping cough), a disease that can be very serious in small children, but is preventable by immunisation.

Title: Polio immunisation information
Summary: 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.

Title: Pre-immunisation checklist
Summary: A checklist for immunisation providers to use to decide the best immunisation schedule for a patient.

Title: Protecting your baby against influenza starts when you're pregnant
Summary: The influenza vaccination in pregnancy gives protection to your baby. By getting vaccinated, you pass on protective antibodies to your baby through the placenta. It also reduces your chances of experiencing stillbirth and other complications.

Title: Protect your baby from whooping cough
Summary: Vaccinate for free when pregnant. This brochure provides information about whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination in pregnancy.

Title: Rabies and Bat Lyssavirus infection
Summary: A guide to rabies and bay lyssavirus infection, serious diseases transmitted by bites and scratches from infected animals. Includes information on prevention.

Title: Rotavirus immunisation information
Summary: 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.

Title: Rubella
Summary: 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.

Title: Secondary school immunisation program 2020 during COVID-19
Summary: This translated resource advises that delivery of the secondary school immunisation program is an essential medical service and your child should still receive the required vaccines on time.

Title: Starting childcare or kindergarten? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child
Summary: 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.

Title: Starting primary school? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child into primary school in Victoria
Summary: 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.

Title: Travelling to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj
Summary: 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.

Title: Tuberculosis - BCG vaccination
Summary: 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.

Title: Tuberculosis - the facts
Summary: Information about transmission, symptoms, testing and meaning of test results, treatment and immunisation.

Title: Tuberculosis treatment
Summary: Information for people who are to start tuberculosis treatment. It includes potential side effects of main TB medications.

Title: Typhoid
Summary: 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.

Title: Vaccine side effects
Summary: 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.

Title: What is influenza?
Summary: A guide to influenza (flu), including information on symptoms and how immunisation can prevent the disease.

Title: Whooping cough vaccine and your pregnancy
Summary: 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.

Title: Year 10 school-based immunisation program
Summary: WA Health recommends that all year 10 students in Western Australia receive the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine. This vaccine protects against meningococcal disease, specifically 4 serogroups of meningococcal bacteria: A, C, W and Y.

Title: Year 7 secondary school vaccine program - information and consent form
Summary: 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.

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