No Jab No Play

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Phase one of the No Jab No Play pol­icy will be in­tro­duced on Jan­uary 1 and re­quires schools and child­care ser­vices to strengthen im­mu­ni­sa­tion records.

The in­for­ma­tion col­lected can be used to pro­vide sup­port and re­fer­ral path­ways for fam­i­lies, to en­sure their chil­dren are pro­tected against pre­ventable dis­eases.

It will also en­able the De­part­ment of Health to iden­tify un­der-vac­ci­nated chil­dren and ex­clude them dur­ing a dis­ease out­break.

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are aim­ing to in­tro­duce a bill to stop un­der-vac­ci­nated chil­dren from en­rolling in child­care al­to­gether by July 2019.

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