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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7 jurisdictions met the performance benchmark on wastage and leakage in 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

All but one of the jurisdictions achieved an increased in vaccination coverage for 5 year olds in 2019–20

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

The rate of vaccine preventable burden decreased by 31% between 2005 and 2015

80% of the vaccine preventable burden in 2015 was due to premature death