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Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Australia, 1999 to 2000

McIntyre, Peter, Gidding, Heather, Gilmour, Robin, Lawrence, Glenda, Hull, Brynley, Horby, Peter, Wang, Han, Andrews, Ross M. and Burgess, Margaret (2002). Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Australia, 1999 to 2000. Communicable Diseases Intelligence,Suppl(i-xi):1-111.

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Title Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Australia, 1999 to 2000
Author McIntyre, Peter
Gidding, Heather
Gilmour, Robin
Lawrence, Glenda
Hull, Brynley
Horby, Peter
Wang, Han
Andrews, Ross M.
Burgess, Margaret
Journal Name Communicable Diseases Intelligence
Publication Date 2002
Volume Number Suppl
Issue Number i-xi
ISSN 0725-3141   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1
End Page 111
Total Pages 111
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Surveillance Branch, Office of Health Protection, Dept. of Health and Ageing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In June 2000 the first report of the morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in Australia (1993 to 1998) using nationally collected data was published. The striking feature was the progressive decline in the incidence of all the childhood VPDs except pertussis. Even more striking was the more than 99 per cent decline in the number of deaths from these diseases since the prevaccination era, despite the Australian population increasing 2.8 fold and the close association this rate of decline has had with the introduction of specific vaccination programs. It is important, however, that the downward trend in morbidity and mortality from VPDs is maintained and carefully monitored, and that changes are interpreted in relation to vaccination coverage.
Keywords Australia
Bacterial Infections
Virus Diseases
Additional Notes 3628 (Journal) DA - 20020826IS - 0725-3141 (Print)LA - engPT - Journal ArticleSB - IM Current title: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report (ISSN: 1447-4514 (print) 1445-4866 (online))
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