The revelation today that the crucial Australian School Vaccination Register may be delayed under the Turnbull Government is extremely concerning.
Reporting today reveals that despite the tender to run the Register closing over nine months ago the contract is yet to be awarded and the Government refuses to guarantee it will be in operation at the start of next year.
Ensuring vaccination rates are as high as possible is one of the most important health responsibilities of a government – it is too important for this Government’s chaos.
This Register is critical to making sure we have the information we need to improve vaccination rates in young people.
Malcolm Turnbull needs to guarantee it will be in operation, or explain how this crucial health measure has been bungled under his watch.
SUNDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2016