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Dr Julie Leask, University of Sydney, discusses immunisation rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities.
Poverty, transport issues, access to health services can put some communities at a disadvantage.
However, Australia has seen some success with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities. By the age of two, most children have rates similar to the national average. In fact, hepatitis B vaccination rates are even higher in Aboriginal children than in the wider population.

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