WESTERN AUSTRALIA TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS ON UNVACCINATED CHILDREN
Aussie parents in the state of Western Australia (WA) will no longer be able to enroll their children in preschool or childcare unless they are fully vaccinated under new laws introduced on Monday.
Known as the “No Jab, No Play” policy, the laws aim to improve WA’s vaccination rates which are among the lowest in the country.
Similar rules already exist in the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
“Vaccination saves lives; it is that simple,” WA Health Minister Roger Cook said.
“These legislative changes will align WA with other States and assist to reduce the spread of vaccinepreventable disease within the community.” Two-year-olds in WA were recorded as having the lowest immunisation coverage in Australia with just 90.2 per cent uptake. Xinhua