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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01 Nov 2019
The proportion of Indigenous children fully immunised at 1, 2 and 5 years increased in all jurisdictions in 2019–20
Two jurisdictions met all of the benchmarks assessed in the 2019–20 reporting period
All but one of the jurisdictions achieved an increased in vaccination coverage for 5 year olds in 2019–20
80% of the vaccine preventable burden in 2015 was due to premature death
Influenza contributed over one-third (36%) of the total vaccine preventable burden in 2015
The rate of vaccine preventable burden decreased by 31% between 2005 and 2015
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