Book dispelling immunisation myths is available

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.940 (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:940
  1. Charles Essex,
  2. Pat Tuohy,
  3. Mark Hunter
  1. Regional community paediatrian Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, Auckland 1, New Zealand
  2. Director of policy Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, PO Box 6042, Dunedin North, New Zealand
  3. Regional community paediatrician Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, PO Box 2374, Christchurch, New Zealand

    EDITOR,—Neil Simpson and colleagues report that the rate of non-immunisation among children in their area is 0.33% and describe the reasons why some parents refused immunisation.1 We wish to describe the situation in New Zealand.

    Until recently the childhood immunisation rate in New Zealand was thought to be low relative to that in many other developed countries (New Zealand does not have a national immunisation register to give accurate overall figures). A small study in 1992 showed that less …

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