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Doctors, pharmacists and nurses are being asked to encourage their patients to keep up with the vaccinations recommended in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule, as immunisation can help reduce the rates of vaccine-preventable diseases that may have required antibiotics to treat them or their complications.
A new NPS Direct article explains that along with the judicious use of antibiotics, vaccinations are an integral component in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
When vaccination rates are high, the incidence of certain bacterial infections in the community is reduced as is the need for antibiotics.
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