No jab, no pay policy seems to be working

The scheme has spurred parents to catch-up on their kids' missed vaccinations, say Aussie researchers

The ‘no jab, no pay’ policy appears to have encouraged Australian parents to get their children’s vaccination records up to date, a study shows. 

Introduced in 2016, the policy has resulted in “substantial catch-up vaccinations” against some diseases, especially in lower socio-economic status areas, the researchers report in the Medical Journal of Australia. 

The proportion of incompletely vaccinated children aged five to seven years who received a third dose of diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis vaccine (DTPa3), was