Half of GPs predict fall in vax rates

Almost half of those responding to an online poll believe budget cuts to Practice Incentive Payments for immunisation will result in a fall in childhood vaccination rates.

The Australian Doctor poll comes in the wake of the budget announcement which sparked warnings from experts and doctors' groups that the move would result in a public health disaster.

The cuts will lead to an average yearly loss of $3600 and is estimated to affect 5600