Radio NZ: GPs call for more education about immunisation

Doctors are saying that more education of parents is needed if immunisation rates in New Zealand are going to reach government targets.

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“The vice-president of the Royal College of GPs, Tony Townsend, says about 5% of parents make a conscious decision to not immunise their children, and that is fine.

“He says their focus is on the parents who fall through the gaps and are perhaps not receiving the proper education or information on immunisation.

“Mr Townsend says coordinating nursing services, and better recall and reminder systems would help improve the immunisation rate.”