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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Plummeting vaccination rates may not be driven by parents deliberately opting out

    Plummeting vaccination rates may not be driven by parents deliberately opting out


    The Herald reports just 77 per cent of six-month-olds are getting their vaccines on time.

    That's down 4.5 percent since rates peaked in 2016.

    Immunisation Advisory Centre director Dr Nikki Turner says vaccine hesitancy isn't changing - but difficulties for families to access care is.

    The drop is most prevalent in Maori babies and babies living in impoverished situations.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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