Anti-vax families on the rise

The number of children recorded with a conscientious objection to vaccination has increased in the past year to almost 1.5% of all eligible children, new figures show.

In the year up to 31 Dec 2012, this number increased from 29,968 (1.41%) to 32,410 (1.49%) of children.

The figures, from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, show there has been a steady 0.5-1% annual increase in the number of children with a