Australia’s “No jab, no pay” policy showing positive results

The Medical Journal of Australia has published an article “No jab, no pay”: catch‐up vaccination activity during its first two years.

Objectives: To assess catch‐up vaccination of older children and adolescents during the first two years of the “No jab, no pay” policy linking eligibility for federal family assistance payments with childhood vaccination status.


Conclusions: Linking family assistance payments with childhood vaccination status and associated program improvements were followed by substantial catch‐up vaccination activity, particularly in young people from families of lower socio‐economic status.

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