Low child immunisation rates in affluent areas

The second Healthy Communities report from the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) found reassuringly high rates of child immunisation, with more than 95% of children fully immunised in some local areas, although almost 77,000 children were not fully immunised.

The report measured the percentages of children who were considered fully immunised at 1 year, 2 years and 5 years in 2011-12 and found areas such as Manly, Noosa, Mosman and Surfers Paradise to be amongst the lowest performers.

Only one of the 325 ‘statistical areas’ – Richmond Valley in