Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccine preventable diseases are not harmless, and for most of them, there is no cure. That’s why so much time and effort is put into preventing them in the first place!

The diseases we try to prevent through vaccination are serious, and their complications can cause life-long issues for some people. Some will even die from the disease. There is no way of telling if you, your child, or a loved one will be affected by the serious, and sometimes life-threatening complications of a vaccine preventable disease.

If you’re researching vaccination to make a choice about whether to vaccinate or not, you need to know that not vaccinating leaves you, your children, or your loved ones vulnerable to disease. When people talk about informed consent in relation to vaccines, they never say that by not vaccinating, you are consenting to the risk of diseases that can harm and kill. Making a truly informed choice means knowing about the very real dangers of the diseases that vaccines protect against, and understanding that unvaccinated people are vulnerable to these diseases for their whole life. 

This website aims to give you a quick and easy overview of the risks posed by the diseases that we routinely vaccinate against so that you can make a truly informed choice.

You can get more in-depth information from these websites that have been evaluated by the World Health Organization as providing reliable information on vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine safety listed here.


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Site last updated: April 2019