Thesis / Dissertation

Immunising the Invisible: The School-based Immunisation Program for young people with disability in specialist school in Victoria, Australia

Jennifer Nicole O'Neill, Fiona Newall (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Immunisation reduces morbidity and mortality, and affects equity in health. This is evident between countries and regions, and within them, where there may be pockets of the population vulnerable to under-immunisation that experience more barriers to preventive health care. People with disability are one such group that are largely invisible in research and immunisation policy decisions. In particular, there is a paucity of data on adolescent immunisation in young people with disability in Australia. In Australia, students receive adolescent immunisations through the School-based Immunisation Program at 12 to 13 years of age. Vaccine uptake data for the majority of young people with disabi..

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