Immunisation from a large number of diseases has always been a great preventative measure for many Australians to remove any risk or chances of obtaining various diseases. Immunisation is generally completed in an individual’s infancy state to ensure that children are well protected as they develop into young adults.
However, according to the recent National Health Performance Authority analysis, 77,000 children under the age of five years old within Australia have not fully immunised. 10,045 children within the Western Australia state are at high risk of hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza type B, poliomyelitis and measles, mumps and rubella.
The analysis states that over 10,000 children did not complete their full immunisation and as a result, could be exposed to these contagious diseases. Although prevention can be easily obtained through immunisation, children in Mundaring, Swan, Stirling, Belmont-Victoria Park, Canning, Gosnells, Fremantle, Augusta-Margaret River and the Pilbara not fully immunised.