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Third born: How linked data revealed who to target in vaccination campaigns

Third Born How Linked Data Revealed Who To Target In Vaccination Campaigns

Third and fourth-born children are far less likely to be vaccinated on time than their older siblings, research suggests. Scientists made the discovery by bringing together immunisation, pregnancy and birth records for almost two million Australian children. Others at risk include children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, premature babies, and those born to younger mothers and mothers who smoked. The research would not have been possible without support from the Population Health Research Network.

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