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Impact of Australian mandatory policies on immunisation services, parental attitudes to vaccination and vaccine uptake in a tertiary paediatric hospital

R Armiento, M Hoq, E Kua, N Crawford, K Perrett, S Elia, M Danchin

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Introduction 'No Jab, No Play' and 'No Jab, No Pay' mandatory immunisation policies were introduced in the state of Victoria and Australia nationally in January 2016. They restrict access to childcare/kindergarten and family assistance payments respectively, for under-vaccinated children. We aimed to describe the proportion of attendees to immunisation services of a tertiary hospital, the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), who were motivated by the policies to discuss or catch up vaccination. We also explored the association between policy motivation, vaccine hesitancy (VH) and intent to seek medical exemption, with vaccine..

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