Australia gets tough on vaccination

Parents question government’s move to deny tax benefits to parents who do not immunise their children.


The Australian government has decided to deprive parents of their tax benefits if they do not immunise their children against diseases.

Some families could lose over $2,000 per a child. And while the benefits of vaccination, for individual children, and for the population, far outweigh any risks, some parents question the policy, and do not like money coming into the equation.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

Source: Al Jazeera