Why 'no jab, no pay' is missing the target

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

In a strongly worded commentary, two vaccination advocates say the legislation, introduced in January 2016, is not evidence-based and is unfairly burdening disadvantaged families.

Writing in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Associate Professor Julie Leask, from the University of Sydney, and Dr Margie Danchin, from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, say vaccine objectors account for