Mandatory vaccination doesn't even work, review shows

They point to the 'modest gain' of 1.75% in vaccine coverage after the 'no jab, no pay' law

Mandatory vaccination strategies have unintended consequences and don’t guarantee improvement in vaccination rates, according to an international review by infectious diseases experts.

girl receiving vaccination

The evidence either for or against mandatory childhood vaccination measures is meagre across the globe, the researchers say.

The authors, including Associate Professor Julie Leask from the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) in Sydney, say careful thought needs to be given as to whether such mandates are really necessary.

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