The last 5 per cent -- chasing shots

July 2011
New Zealand Doctor;7/13/2011, p20
The author comments on the views of British Health Minister Tony Ryall on the report of the Health Select Committee about child immunization rates in New Zealand. He says that the report delivered a fair amount of critical comment aside from 30 recommendations. He adds that Ryall considers public discussion about immunization as a big plus. He also discusses the concerns of Ryall about the insufficiency of the immunization rate for measles to provide herd immunity.


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