Vaccinations: It’s about the truth

The latest uptake data from the National Health Performance Authority shows some worrying trends — 77,000 children in Australia are not fully immunised and there’s a seven-fold increase in the number of parents refusing vaccines for their children since 1999.

But there has been a positive reaction in many quarters, pointing out how dangerous these trends are and urging parents to get their children immunised (see for example). Medical practitioners are very aware of the