Ask migrants about vaccines: expert

Migrants and their families are a high risk group for being unvaccinated, but many never have their  status checked, a GP who specialises in migrant health says.

Dr Margaret Kay, a Brisbane GP, says that migrants and their families face many barriers beyond their language ability to access vaccinations in Australia, but in many cases, they simply fly under the radar and are never asked about their immunisations.

Speaking at the launch of the Vaccine & Infection Research Lab at the University of NSW, Dr Kay said she had even found patients in her own practice who had been living in