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Thursday, 30 March 2017

The kids are all right. But the oldies are not

The kids are all right. But the oldies are not
- Collectively, we have achieved 93 per cent immunisation coverage in our little children, mostly because the science is solid and the government has used the carrot and stick approach.
This is considered a pretty admirable result in a world context, and considering how many needles there are on the littlies’ schedules, reflects a solid parental effort.
But this week it was revealed that about half our older Australians are not taking up the offer of free jabs that prevent pain and misery and may just save their lives.