About Immunisation

During childhood, our children are exposed to thousands of germs, some of which are potentially harmful to their health. Immunisation is the most effective way to actively protect your child from preventable diseases, ranging from whooping cough to meningitis and measles. Here you will find the basic information about how, why and when we immunise, as well as information about the vaccines themselves.


An overview of immunisation and detailed information about making a decision about immunising, the New Zealand Schedule, the immune system, and a few tips for the immunisation visit.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

An extensive list of all diseases that you can be immunised against. Details include the symptoms and possible risks associated with the disease.

Vaccines and Vaccination

Information on how vaccines work, vaccine safety, and details on all funded and unfunded vaccines available in New Zealand.