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.
25 May 2021
01 Nov 2019
Performance milestone for the 2019–20 reporting period
The proportion of Indigenous children fully immunised at 1, 2 and 5 years increased in all jurisdictions in 2019–20
Increases in vaccination coverage among 5 year olds were achieved in 75% of the targeted low coverage areas in 2019–20
Influenza contributed over one-third (36%) of the total vaccine preventable burden in 2015
In 2015, 10% of the burden due to vaccine preventable diseases was among Indigenous Australians
80% of the vaccine preventable burden in 2015 was due to premature death
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