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What are the no jab policies?

The state and federal governments have introduced new legislation in an effort to improve childhood immunisation rates within Victoria.

No jab, no pay

Families will no longer be eligible for family assistance payments such as Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Family Tax Benefit if their child/children are not fully immunised in line with the National Immunisation Schedule or if they do not have an approved medical exemption.

No jab no play

All parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service will be required to provide evidence that the child/children is/are:

  • fully immunised for their age
  • is/are on a recognised vaccination catch up program
  • has a medical reason for not being immunised.

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