Vaccinations on the rise: poll

AUSTRALIA’S nightmare 2017 flu season has encouraged more parents to get their children vaccinated, a national poll shows.

Twice as many parents of children under five intend to vaccinate their child for the 2018 flu season compared with 12 months ago, according to the Royal Children’s Hospital poll released yesterday. 

Parents are also more aware of the severity of the virus, with eight in 10 now recognising the flu as a serious disease, compared with 32 per cent last year. 

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