'No jab, no pay' not shifting vaccine refusers

Legislation may be unwittingly deterring parents from immunisations: survey

'No jab, no pay' legislation is failing to influence most parents who refuse to vaccinate their children and is pushing some into more entrenched anti-vaccine views, research shows.


A national survey of 429 parents of children under six years of age found the vast majority had up-to-date vaccinations, but 3.5% of parents delayed or avoided some vaccines and 3.1% did not vaccinate their children at all.

When asked about 'no jab, no pay' legislation, 3.9% of parents said it had not influenced their views and they had