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Can my child be immunised against more than one disease at a time?

Yes. It is possible to receive more than one vaccine at the same time. In fact, many vaccines are already combined, for example, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa). 

Giving vaccines in combination means fewer trips to the doctor and fewer delays in disease protection. Side effects from combination vaccines are usually mild, and are similar to when the vaccines are given separately.

Speak with a healthcare professional about your child’s vaccination needs.

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Sources & Citations

Centers for Disease Control. Vaccines for Your Children. Combination Vaccines. Available at: (accessed 7 November 2022).

MAT-AU-2202821 Date of preparation November 2022