COVID disrupted fixes to kids' immunisation coverage program, auditor told

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
September 23 2021 - 7:30pm
Measles is particularly dangerous for children. Photo: Shutterstock

Misleading and inaccurate reporting on school-ready immunisation coverage for children resulted from Health Department methodology that has not been updated since 1998 despite significant changes in Australia's immunisation program, the auditor-general has found.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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