Five barriers to full immunisation

Only 16% of incompletely immunised children have a mother who disagrees with immunisation, an Australian study among 5100 children shows.

And socio-economically disadvantaged parents are more likely than others to have incompletely immunised children.

Excluding conscientious objection, the research shows five main characteristics of families whose children are not achieving full vaccination status:

1. Large families (three or more children) who don’t use formal childcare;

2. Families