Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccination rates fail to rise for Indigenous people
The National Immunisation Program was created to fund vaccination for aged adults, people with chronic medical conditions, and for Indigenous people over the age of 50.
This program was expanded in 2010 to give Indigenous people of all ages free influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. But, according to ABS data comparing surveys from the period 2004-5 and 2012-13, this has failed as an incentive to give much of a rise in vaccinations.
What went wrong?
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