immunised on time
While the world has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, another deadly threat to tamariki has been growing.
And COVID-fatigue could be one of the reasons thousands of children are left vulnerable.
Immunisation rates for killer diseases such as measles are dropping, particularly amongst Māori.
For example, the latest Health NZ figures in Counties Manukau - the centre of the last measles outbreak in 2019 - show that just under 35 percent of six-month-old Māori pēpē are fully immunised.
The Hui commissioned an exclusive Horizon Research poll of Māori about childhood immunisations. It found the overwhelming majority of Māori (92 percent) believed immunisations are important, but only 54 percent said the babies in their wider whanau had been immunised on time. Another 19 percent immunised their babies, but late.
Link to Hui and article: Poll reveals just 54 percent of Māori babies immunised on time | Newshub