Unvaccinated Children Could Be Excluded From Childcare Centres and Kindergartens Under New Laws

No jab, no play


14 December 2018

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In a bid to tackle Western Australia’s low immunisation rates, the State Government is proposing new laws which will allow the health officer to prevent unvaccinated children from enrolling in childcare centres and kindergartens.

Under the proposed laws, parents will have to provide their school with immunisation records, and schools who don’t collect the information could be fined.

The changes could come into power by mid next year for pre-school centres and by 2020 for kindergarten.

Federal Government policy requires parents to have their children fully vaccinated before they receive family assistance payments, a policy known as no-jab, no-pay.

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