Nauru family health risks - Immunisation issues

Date Published:
30 May 2014
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Nauru family health risks – the report in full

The desperate state of healthcare offered to asylum-seeker families, children, babies and pregnant women inside Nauru's detention centre has emerged in a comprehensive report produced by five independent clinical experts

Possible gaps in immunisation provision have been reported from Nauru detention center "– IHMS reported that immunisation catch-up has been provided; however the reports of people in detention suggest incomplete immunisation, and we were not permitted to review documentation. Incomplete immunisation is an avoidable risk factor for outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, pertussis and influenza, which are more likely in close living conditions."  clinical experts have reported