Failure to transfer GP data blamed for vax record holes

Researchers say the national register data is not up-to-date for 14% of children

More than one in 10 children are incorrectly identified as overdue for a vaccine when in fact they’re up-to-date, according to a national audit. 

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And in many cases, problems with transferring vaccination records from GP software to the Australian Immunisation Register appear to be behind the errors — which can have far-reaching consequences for children and parents.

Researchers from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) examined the accuracy of 905 children’s records randomly selected from the register, which said the children