With the new school year set to start next week, parents are urged to check their children’s immunisations are up to date.PARENTS are being encouraged to check their children’s immunisations are up to date before the school year starts.
The federal government’s No Jab No Pay policy began on January 1 and affects parents who receive family assistance payments.
For parents to be eligible for the payments they must fully vaccinate their children.
The Department of Health medical coordinator Paul Effler said immunisation was the best way to protect children against infections and stops the spread of disease.
“In WA 92 per cent of children aged four and over are fullyimmunised,” he said. “However, at least 95 per cent of children must be fullyimmunisedto effectively prevent outbreaks of highly infectious diseases like measles.”
Parents should check their child’s immunisation history by visiting the Medicare Australia website.
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