Trends and patterns in vaccination objection, Australia, 2002–2013

Med J Aust 2016; 204 (7): 275.
Authors: Frank H Beard, Brynley P Hull, Julie Leask, Aditi Dey and Peter B McIntyre
“Considerable media and public attention has been focused in recent years on the refusal by some parents to vaccinate their children as recommended by health authorities. Vaccination coverage has often been purported to be declining nationally as a result, particularly in more affluent inner-city suburbs (for example, 1). …Our study aimed to examine trends in registered vaccination objection and differences in the geographic and demographic distribution of objection across Australia, and to assess the contribution of unregistered objection to incomplete vaccination.”
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