Vaccine objectors fading away but mumps resurgent

The number of vaccination objectors appears to be in decline ahead of the 'no jab no pay' law being implemented in 2016, but researchers say an impact on immunisation rates has yet to be seen.

Latest data from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register show that the proportion of children whose families have a registered conscientious objection to immunisation fell from a peak of 1.77% in September 2014 to 1.43% in September 2015.

The number of vaccine objectors had been rising steadily from around 4200 in 1999, peaking at 40,057 children in September 2014 and declining to 32