Australia needs an ‘urgent reset’ to boost flagging adult vaccination rates

Rates for COVID-19, flu and shingles are not high enough, Grattan Institute report says.

Australia needs a national plan to increase adult vaccination uptake, in light of “plummeting” rates against COVID-19, shingles and influenza, a leading think tank says.

Using Australian Bureau of Statistics data, the Grattan Institute found serious gaps in adult vaccination rates, with only 60% of high-risk Australian adults being administered influenza vaccinations this year.