Key messages

  • A series of case study videos about the importance of immunisation have been produced by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Please help us to share these important stories.
  • Immunisation is not just about the individual, it's about the community.
  • It is important that parents go to a qualified source, such as a GP or an immunisation nurse for information about immunisation.

Case study videos

The department is releasing of a series of case study videos that promote the benefits of immunisation for the whole community. These videos are on the Better Health Channel.

Family sitting with healthy baby

Caitlin and Liam and their son, Sonny

Sonny has an immune deficiency disorder that means he cannot be vaccinated. 

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Melissa and her daughter, Elyse

Elyse contracted chickenpox when she was too young to be immunised. 

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Video series - Immunity for community case study - Ros

Ros and her children, Pippa and Albi

Ros shares her story of looking for reliable information on immunisation.

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Immunity for community video series - Dr. Cooper

Dr Margaret Cooper, polio survivor

Margaret contracted polio when she was four years old, before a vaccine was widely available.

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Video series - Immunity for community case study - Dr. Margie Danchin

Dr Margie Danchin, paediatrician and immunisation researcher

Our expert Dr Danchin explains some of the science behind immunisation and addresses some common concerns that come up in her discussions with parents.

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Images and infographics

Images are available to support you to share stories about the videos. All resources are available from the downloads section.

Herd immunity

VaxOnTime

VaxOnTime has been developed by the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services to help remind parents and carers in Victoria when immunisation for their children is due. This free app is available on iOS, Android and Windows mobile phones. For more information visit the Better Health Channel.