Child immunisation rates too low to prevent potential spread of diseases, report says
February 19, 2016
The 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.
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.