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Australia’s child vaccination rates exceed 95 per cent target – SBS News

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged five have the highest rates of immunisation in the country at 97.25 per cent.



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As Australia awaits the go ahead for the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine, new figures suggest people are more than happy to get their jab.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says the immunisation rates for five-year-olds are now beyond the aspirational target of 95 per cent coverage.
“Reaching our target of 95 per cent supports herd immunity to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases,” Mr Hunt said in a statement on Sunday.
“These figures show Australians have both the capacity and the…

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