Immunisation is an important tool in reducing the incidence of contagious diseases within our community. Being vaccinated protects people against diseases such as measles, whooping cough and even the flu. It also protects those who are too young to be vaccinated, or who are more vulnerable to serious complications due to underlying medical conditions, by reducing the risk of spread across the community.
Immunisation is especially important to protect those most at risk; people over 65, pregnant women, people with chronic disease and new born infants. it is not just about protecting yourself from preventable health issues, but also the people around you in the community.
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