No jab, no play

The Herald reports:

Parents who don’t believe in vaccinating their children will no longer be able to take them to childcare or kindergarten in Victoria under proposed reforms.

The state government is introducing legislation that will require children to be fully vaccinated before such attendance is allowed.

The proposed law also closes a loophole that makes an exemption for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children on the grounds they are conscientious objectors.

Children who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will remain exempt.

In NZ I believe almost every childcare centre requires vaccinations as a condition of acceptance anyway, so not sure there is the same problem here. The immunisation rate has gone from 76% to 93%, which is good. However we really want it as close to 100% as possible.

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