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Australia is failing with childhood immunisation

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7027.332a (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:332
  1. Christopher Zinn

    Only one third of Australian children under the age of 6 are fully immunised, says a survey just published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The survey's findings contrast with a take up rate of 53% five years ago. The figures have been branded a “national disgrace” by staff at the federal health department, which has now launched a databank designed to boost the childhood vaccination rate to 95% …

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