The Central Goldfields Shire has once again recorded a 100 percent immunisation rate for children at five years of age, according to recently released data from the Australian Department of Health.
Above the state average of 95.52 percent, for the second year in a row, 100 percent of all five year olds in the shire are now fully immunised, with Central Goldfields Shire manager community services Jacquelyn Laurent Goeman saying the result is “fantastic”.
“It’s unusual that a shire does get a 100 percent rate, but it’s fantastic. It’s a massive pat on the back to all local families and residents for encouraging immunisations because it is such an important health protection for our community,” she said.
“Everyone knows that immunising children is so important and I can’t imagine there would be any parent out there that would like their child to get sick and this is one way of protecting against that.
“This is the second year in a row where the shire has received this rate and it shows us that everything is working, here’s hoping that we can get a hat-trick.
“To get to the five-year mark where children are 100 percent immunised means that they have caught up on all their immunisations as a baby and toddler. That’s fantastic because it shows us that all the way along parents know how important it is.”
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