We are undertaking research to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated response measures on vaccination coverage in Australia to facilitate earlier identification of impacts and inform efforts to address any issues.

We conducted monthly analysis of vaccination uptake in Australian children at earlier age-based assessment time points than usual, at all National Immunisation Program schedule points. Our research showed there was no evidence of substantial impact on vaccination uptake in children at national or state/territory level, for vaccinations due up to July 2020. 

Read the COVID-19: Impact on routine childhood vaccination uptake in Australia report here

We are also working closely with Victorian health authorities to monitor any impact on vaccination uptake following the level 4 lockdown imposed in that state during its second epidemic wave.

 

Last updated November 2020