A GP guide to complications of vaccine-preventable diseases

Sequelae of preventable diseases remain a compelling argument for immunisation completion

While many GPs will not have encountered complications of vaccine-preventable diseases, the threat of rare and life-threatening sequelae in infected children remains.

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Swollen gland of a child with mumps parotitis. Photo: SPL

Despite longstanding and effective vaccines, the common live-vaccine preventable viruses — varicella zoster virus (VZV), measles, mumps and rubella — remain a threat in Australia.

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