No Jab No Pay: Parents warned to check children's immunisation before school starts

The Australian Government’s ‘No Jab No Pay’ policy came into force on the 1st January 2016.

Under the policy, children must be fully vaccinated against 16 vaccine preventable diseases for families to qualify for family assistance payments.

Professor Paul Effler, Western Australia’s Communicable Disease Control Directorate Medical Coordinator claimed:

‘In WA 92 per cent of children aged four and over are fully immunised.¬†However, at least 95 per cent of children must be fully immunised to effectively prevent outbreaks of highly infectious diseases like measles’.

To read more about the Australian Government’s ‘No Jab No Pay’ policy, please click here.