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Training for Aboriginal Health Workers to Expand as Immunisation Rates Rise

A training program for Aboriginal Health Workers to administer vaccinations will expand into more regional areas, with figures suggesting the program has already contributed to increasing immunisation rates among Aboriginal children. The State Government has released figures that show Aboriginal immunisation rates in 5 year olds have exceeded those of non-Aboriginal children, with 94.3% of Aboriginal children now vaccinated. The Aboriginal Health Council of WA launched a training program for Aboriginal Health Workers in partnership with the Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD) at the Department of Health in March last year. So far, the program has been rolled out in a number

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