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Vic child flu death prompts vaccine push

The death of a Victorian child from the flu over the summer season is a reminder for everyone at risk to get immunised, state health authorities say. It’s unclear when and where the child died, but Deputy Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said authorities are not releasing further details to protect the family’s privacy. “I… Read More »

Blunt reminder to parents for child jabs

Parents are being reminded of Victoria’s no jab, no play laws as they prepare for the new school year. All youngsters attending child care and kindergartens must have current vaccination certification. Since their introduction in 2016, the laws have seen Victoria surpass the herd immunity target of 95 per cent. Immunisation rates for children under… Read More »