Drive-by vax squad scoops award

Tracking down and vaccinating wayward youths at bus stops and skate parks could prove a solution to raising immunisation rates in rural Australia.

The approach has paid off at a high school in rural Queensland, where a drive-by vaccination squad has seen an increase from about 50% to up to 100% of 13-15-year-olds being immunised.

“We’ve had parents contacting us and giving us permission to meet the children at the school bus … and we would