Immunisation saves lives
Worldwide, immunisation prevents around 2.5 million deaths each year. Australia has one of the most comprehensive publicly funded immunisation programs in the world. Because of this success, many vaccine-preventable diseases are extremely rare in Australia.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook guides health professionals in the safe and effective use of vaccines. It’s an authoritative source used in everyday work by nurses, GPs and many other health professionals all over the country. Affectionately known as the “immunisation bible”, it has a long history as a 500+ page printed book and, more recently, a website.
But for health professionals on the move, it’s not always easy to carry a heavy book or search a website on your phone. This was an opportunity to enhance the value of the Australian Immunisation Handbook even further, making it more accessible when people need it most