“Vaccines are the tugboats of preventive health” (Billy Corgan). Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective health solutions; they are seen as the safest and best way to prevent diseases. They are also effective in preventing bacterial infections such as whooping cough (pertussis) and tetanus. But there are people around the world who purposely avoid it because of the ingredients inside or because of their own bad experiences with vaccines. Due to the rise of conscientious vaccine objectors in Australia, the Australian government introduced the “No Jab No Pay” legislation. The legislation consists on the government cutting child care benefits and tax rebate if the child isn’t immunised; ultimately to improve the immunisation coverage rates in Australia. ("No Jab No Pay, Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network Inc.", 2016) It also provides a catch-up plan that provides free service for children under 10. The scheme aims to improve overall vaccination standards in Australia. But why do people object getting vaccination? Is the No Jab No Pay the best solution? Is there a better solution to vaccination rates? The report aims to answer the questions above through research and data from Australia and around the world.
Importance of Vaccination
Vaccinations are an important force against preventable diseases, they fight many diseases and it doesn’t only protect the person vaccinated but can protect others. They can control the spread of disease to people who are not