Immunisation rates improve for Australian children

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The proportion of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to rise, but significant variation remains across local communities, a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveals.

The report, Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2015–16, shows that about 93% of Australian 5 year olds were fully immunised in 2015–16. This is up from 90% in 2011–12, but still below the national target of 95%.

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