Good report card for ATSI

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are finally reaping the benefits of immunisation programs, according to research which shows a dramatic reduction in rates of disease.

Over an eight year period (2002-2010) hospitalisations from Hepatitis A decreased from 20 to 0, with the report showing that the previously devastating illness is now less common in these children than in their non-Indigenous counterparts.

The report by the National Centre of Immunisation and

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