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Child immunisation

Immunisation stimulates the immune system to provide protection against specific infections.

Immunisation helps to strengthen your child’s immune system to fight diseases like polio, measles, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tuberculosis (TB) and meningitis.

Immunisation is available free at state clinics, with the first vaccines given at birth..

Read more about the child immunisation schedule or contact the Department of Health on 012 395 8000.