Conscientious vax objections on the rise

Of the 75,002 Australian children who are not fully immunised, 14,869 have a conscientious objection recorded, figures released by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) revealed.

Associate Professor Julie Leask, of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), said the figures were predictable.

“We know the number of conscientious objectors is going to increase because parents want to make sure they get their family in daycare