Immunisation coverage – good gains over recent decades, but recent slippage

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Immunisation coverage – good gains over recent decades, but recent slippage

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Guest contributor

Boy holding hands with woman
Access to healthcare is a key issue in improving vaccination rates

There are multiple determinants of the rates of immunisation coverage in New Zealand, and the response for improving rates needs to be multipronged and sometimes targeted and tailored to the specific concerns of local communities

Overall, New Zealand has done really well with immunisation coverage rates for our children. Back in the early 1990s, barely more than 50 per cent of