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Aboriginal Health Worker immunisation training program launched

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA) is launching a new training program across WA aimed at improving immunisation rates for Aboriginal children. The training program was developed in partnership with the Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD) at the West Australian Department of Health, and will train Aboriginal Health Workers across the state to administer and promote immunisations. The course is part of a push to increase immunisation rates amongst Aboriginal children, which are currently around 5% lower on average than the general population. “WA has the lowest immunisation rates in the country, and there is a substantive gap between immunisation rates among Aboriginal ch

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