Immunisation is a safe and effective way to protect individuals against harmful communicable diseases and helps to prevent the spread of these diseases among the community.

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Two jurisdictions met all of the benchmarks assessed in the 2019–20 reporting period

Increases in vaccination coverage among 5 year olds were achieved in 75% of the targeted low coverage areas in 2019–20

Performance milestone for the 2019–20 reporting period

The rate of vaccine preventable burden was highest among infants and those aged 85 and older

In 2015, 10% of the burden due to vaccine preventable diseases was among Indigenous Australians

Vaccine preventable burden rate among Indigenous Australians was 4.1 times the rate for non-Indigenous Australians