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Australia needs an expanded immunisation register

Susan A Skull and Terrence M Nolan
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (4): 263.
Published online: 18 February 2008

In reply: We welcome additional dialogue on the important issue of developing a whole-of-life immunisation register in Australia. As with introduction of any register, logistics and concerns about privacy must be carefully considered, and a stepwise approach may well be appropriate.

However, it is important to note that a non-acceptance rate of 8.5% derived from a small and potentially non-representative survey of seminar attendees does not necessarily represent a significant barrier to implementation of such a register.

  • Susan A Skull
  • Terrence M Nolan

  • University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: saskull@unimelb.edu.au

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