Health Protection

Protecting the population’s health from major communicable diseases and conditions is crucial to ensuring a healthy population. Providing important vaccinations and immunisations to the community protects against common conditions that can have serious complications. Vaccination coverage is the best indicator of the level of protection a population will have against vaccine preventable communicable diseases.Coverage is closely correlated with levels of disease. Monitoring coverage identifies possible drops in immunity before levels of disease rise. Providing access to screening and checks enables the early detection and effective treatment of conditions and major cause of death.

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