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Immunisation and Vaccination : Research Starter
"The major day-to-day function of the immune response is to protect the body from infection. Exposure to foreign antigens such as infectious agents results in the stimulation of either of two components of the immune system: the humoral (or antibody) immune response or the cellular immune response ... "
Science in Context: Vaccine Topic
Access a range of articles, references, academic journal articles, news items and videos on vaccines.
Mandatory Vaccination backed by Majority of Australia
"The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) and University of Sydney, incorporated a survey of more than 1000 Australians, finding that 85% are in favour of the mandatory vaccination policy, and 9% disagree ... "
The Australian Government's Immunisation page details information about the benefits of immunisation along with other resources.
"Vaccines are biological substances that cause the human immune system to build up its defenses against specific diseases. Public health officials recommend a series of vaccines for all children, as well as some vaccines for teenagers and adults ... "
Childhood-Associated Infectious Diseases, Immunization Impacts
"In the early 20th century, nearly one-third of all deaths occurred among children less than five years old, and infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, diphtheria, diarrhea, and enteritis accounted for more than half of all fatalities ... "
Immunisation Strategy 2017-2022
In 1998, when the Australian Childhood Immunisation
Register started reporting immunisation rates, fewer than 70 per cent of Queensland children aged two years were fully immunised. Since then, immunisation rates have steadily improved