The MyHealthyCommunities website is closing on 30 June 2019

Don’t worry – you can still find the latest information about your local area on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW)External link, opens in a new window.[https://aihw.gov.au] website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

Visit the Healthy community indicatorsExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/indicators/healthy-community-indicators] page to use the new interactive tool to explore health topics including health risk factors, cancer, expenditure, and different population groups in your Primary Health Network (PHN) area.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contactExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/contact-us] the AIHW.

Once the MyHealthyCommunities website closes, you will be able to access an archived version through TroveExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://trove.nla.gov.au/], the National Library of Australia’sExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.nla.gov.au/] web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

Web update: Immunisation rates for children in 2016–17 - Technical Note - Summary

Web update: Immunisation rates for children in 2016–17

Summary

Immunisation programs are a safe and effective way of reducing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in the community and protecting against potentially serious health problems.

All Australian children are expected to have received specific immunisations by a certain age according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

This technical note accompanies the Web update: Immunisation rates for children 2016–17.

The web update presents statistics on the percentages of children aged 1, 2 and 5 years who were fully immunised in 2016–17.