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Med J Aust. 2001 Jan 1;174(1):37-40.

A short history of vaccination in Australia.

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National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, and University of Sydney, NSW.

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  • Med J Aust 2001 Mar 5;174(5):260.


It is almost 50 years since infant vaccination for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus became routine in Australia. Since then, the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases has declined dramatically. We have used existing records and the recollections of experts to compile a history of vaccination in Australia, focusing on vaccines in the current childhood schedule.

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