MORE than 95 per cent of children in Fiji were immunised with key vaccines in 2010, thanks to the support from the Australian government.
Diseases the children were vaccinated against included tuberculosis, measles, hepatitis B, polio, diptheria and tetanus.
Director General of AusAID Peter Baxter said the efforts were all part of Australia's attempts to help the poor and disadvantaged in Fiji.
He said other examples of AusAID commitment in Fiji included the provision of more vaccines in 2010 and further infrastructure developments for the country.
"When there was an outbreak of typhoid in 2010, 64,000 doses of vaccine were administered to help contain this public emergency," Mr Baxter said.
"We also provided funding for 90 rural health centres to be fitted with solar panels so they now have continuous power supply to safely store vaccines and the medicines."
Mr Baxter said a further 127 rural health facilities had radio telephones installed allowing easier access to communication.
He said AusAID was working with the Ministry of Health to add three new vaccines for children.
Earlier this week, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said any increase in assistance in the areas of health and education was welcome and appreciated.
"However, in order to get the maximum benefit from any such assistance, the aid programs must be in alignment with and complementary to the policies and policy objectives of the Bainimarama government," he said.