Researchers from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne’s Specialist Immunisation Clinic and Drop in Centre have demonstrated mandatory immunisation policies ‘No Jab, No Pay’ and ‘No Jab, No Play’ show no association in vaccine uptake. Whilst the policies motivated attendance to a tertiary service, they don’t appear to be changing vaccination behaviour as was the intention, with further evaluation required. 

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Vaccine: Impact of Australian mandatory ‘No Jab, No Pay’ and ‘No Jab, No Play’ immunisation policies on immunisation services, parental attitudes to vaccination and vaccine uptake, in a tertiary paediatric hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne