Why no-jab, no-pay is missing the mark

The no-jab, no-pay legislation is failing to make much headway in boosting immunisation coverage because it’s penalising the wrong people, leading researchers say.

In a strongly worded commentary, two vaccination advocates say the legislation is not evidence-based and is unfairly burdening disadvantaged families.

Associate Professor Julie Leask, from the University of Sydney, and Margie Danchin, from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, say the punitive law is aimed at parents who registered vaccination objections. But they’re a minority among non