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  • A national immunisation coverage target provides a goal against which Australia can measure its immunisation coverage. The Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020 encourages countries to demonstrate a commitment to immunisation.

  • There is now a free vaccine for shingles available for people 70 years old. A free catch up is also available for 71 to 79 year olds.

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