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Childhood immunisation is one of the most effective, and cost-effective, medical interventions to prevent disease. The Ministry of Health target is for 90% of two-year-olds to be fully immunised by July 2011, and 95% by July 2012.

Canterbury District Health Board has not reached the overall targets to date.  In the year ending in June 2012, 92% of Canterbury two-year olds were fully immunised.  The immunisation rate for Maori two-year-olds in Canterbury is 93% and 95% for Pacific two-year-olds.

Read the full issue summary for childhood immunisation [PDF].