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The switch to new conjugated vaccines may compromise immunisation coverage for refugees

Christine B Phillips and Mahomed Patel
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (9): 473.
Published online: 1 May 2006

To the Editor: On 1 November 2005, the Australian states and territories introduced quadrivalent, pentavalent or hexavalent vaccines for childhood immunisations. This simplifies vaccination for young children, but may impair the ability of health services to provide primary immunisation for refugees over the age of 8 years.

  • Christine B Phillips
  • Mahomed Patel

  • Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.


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