Influenza is easily transmitted through inhaling respiratory aerosols released when coughing or sneezing or by direct contact with respiratory secretions (think of keyboards and phones).
Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your children, and others in our community against certain diseases through immunisation programs.
When a large percentage of the population are immunised against some specific diseases, it becomes harder for that disease to spread. If enough people in the community are immunised, the infection can no longer be spread from person to person and the disease could die out altogether.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and highly effective way of protecting children and adults from harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. It is estimated that vaccinations currently save up to 2.5 million lives worldwide each year.
The benefits of immunisation far outweigh the risks of illness and complications from the diseases they prevent.