Australia attacks its immunisation rate

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:760

Doctors who use their scientific standing in the community to support the anti-immunisation movement should be charged with medical negligence, according to the president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Brendan Nelson. Dr Nelson told a national immunisation conference in Sydney that Australia came 26th out of 28 industrialised nations when rates of childhood immunisations were compared. Doctors who backed homoeopathic vaccines or refused to immunise children without medical reasons should have their right to practise questioned by a medical board. …

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