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Child immunisation rates too low to prevent potential spread of diseases, report says

February 19, 2016
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14329622976_2ae10f5741_zThe latest figures on child immunisation rates show there are a number of areas where rates remain too low to prevent the potential spread of diseases and most areas are falling short of the target for children to be fully immunised.

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The Australian Chief Medical Officer and all state and territory chief health officers agreed to a target for 95 per cent of children to be fully immunised.

Figures released today show for one- and two-year-olds, none of the 31 primary health network areas across the country met the target, while only two areas did for five-year-olds.

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Published by: ABC News, 18/2/2016