Families may lose money by not vaccinating their kids

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Federal Government will withhold up to $2100 in tax benefits for families who do not have their children vaccinated, in a bid to boost children’s immunisation by the Gillard Government. By July 1, 2013, the government is asking that all children must be vaccinated against chicken pox, meningococcal C and pneumococcal. By 2013, a new combination vaccine will be added to the program to protect children against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox and administered to children of 18-months-old instead of four-years-old, which is the age they receive their MMR jab. Health Minister Nicola Roxon said: “We know that immunisation is fundamental to a child’s lifelong health and that’s why we want to make sure that children are immunised at the right time.”last_img read more