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Australia needs an expanded immunisation register for further improvements in vaccine delivery and program evaluation

Susan A Skull and Terence M Nolan
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 504-505.
Published online: 5 November 2007

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.

  • Susan A Skull1,2
  • Terence M Nolan1

  • 1 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT.

Correspondence: saskull@unimelb.edu.au

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