Backing for ‘no-vax no-play’ policy

The AMA is backing state moves to introduce legislation that would allow preschools to ban unvaccinated children - as long as exemptions are allowed on medical grounds and for conscientious objectors.

On Tuesday NSW’s Health Minister Jillian Skinner proposed new laws to give the state’s childcare centres such powers, and on Thursday Queensland’s Opposition followed suit.

The legal plans come amid concern about high rates of unvaccinated children in some