The absence of information on immunisation after the age of 7 years leaves a public health void
The Australian Government currently funds the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, including financial incentives for vaccine providers and parents, to update and record vaccinations given to children up to 7 years of age.1 The register provides information enabling appropriate updating of vaccination status for young Australian children. It also provides invaluable data on immunisation coverage, allowing ongoing evaluation, at a population level, of implementation, impact on disease, and vaccine safety for current childhood vaccination programs.
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