The following document was contributed by a reader from Australia following Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent announcement that the government planned to end “conscientious objection” exemptions from the national children’s vaccination programme. (See http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2015-04-12/no-jab-no-play-and-no-pay-child-care-0)
Loss of the exemption could cost families who choose not to vaccinated their children up to $15,000 per child per year.
(If you are in Australia and may be affected by the announcement, please contact the Australian organisations that support parents’ right to make a free and informed choice about vaccination for their children.
The document below includes some links to interesting facts about vaccines that you may find interesting. Note to NZ readers: The document refers to Scott Morrison. He is the current Minister for Social Services in Tony Abbott’s government: