'No jab, no pay' threat prompts an extra 174,000 children to be vaccinated in one year

ABC News

1 September 2019 - A threat to cut family tax benefits for Australians who did not vaccinate their children has resulted in an increase of 174,000 children being immunised over the last year.

Families of 350,000 children were told last financial year that they risked losing payments, worth up to $29 a fortnight for each child, if they did not get their vaccinations up to date.

The Federal Government imposes immunisation requirements for access to payments under the family tax benefit scheme, referred to as the 'no jab, no pay' policy.

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