These 11 areas have the nation’s lowest vaccination rates

NSW has the lowest childhood immunisation rates in Australia and there are as many below-target postcodes in inner and western Sydney as there are in the country, according to a new report on immunisation rates for children. 

The National Health Performance Authority’s report on immunisation rates in 2014-15 shows that, while regional NSW areas such as Brunswick Heads and Katoomba show two of the lowest rates, urban areas such as Parramatta in Sydney’s west and the Sydney CBD and neighbouring areas also fall into the same low category,  all with less than 80% coverage.