Web update: Immunisation rates for children in 2016–17 - Technical Note - Summary

Web update: Immunisation rates for children in 2016–17

Summary

Immunisation programs are a safe and effective way of reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in the community and protecting against potentially serious health problems.

All Australian children are expected to have received specific immunisations by a certain age according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

This technical note accompanies the Web update: Immunisation rates for children 2016–17.

The web update presents statistics on the percentages of children aged 1, 2 and 5 years who were fully immunised in 2016–17.