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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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