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Rubella officially eliminated from Australia

November 12, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth. 

Minister for Health the Hon. Greg Hunt said:

"I commend the efforts of Australia’s health professionals over the decades and the millions of parents who ensure their children are always vaccinated. 
 
Our National Immunisation Program played an essential role this huge achievement by ensuring high levels of vaccination coverage for rubella." 

Read the full media release here


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