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State and territory vaccine objection (conscientious objection) data

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Publication date: 
8 February 2017
Last updated: 
26 March 2018
Publication type: 
Intended audience: 
Health sector

The following Word and PDF documents provide conscientious objection data by state and territory for 2012 to 2015. Conscientious objection statistics are given as at a point in time, not a total number recorded each year.

Since 1 January 2016, conscientious objection has been removed as a valid reason for a vaccination exemption. Only historical conscientious objection data is published on this page.