A NUMBERS GAME
Around 93% of all children in Australia are fully immunised by the age of two and up to date with the government’s National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Some pockets of Australia have much lower rates of immunisation than the national average, with up to 10% of children not fully vaccinated. According to social scientist Julie Leask, this is usually due to an increased number of conscientious objectors.
To prevent childhood diseases getting a foothold and spreading across the community, immunisation rates need to stay high (95% is the goal).