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Australian Medical Association calls for mandatory proof of vaccination

by on April 14, 2013

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Only one state, NSW, requires childcare centres to ask for proof of vaccination when children enroll

PARENTS who fail to vaccinate their children should face barriers to enrolling them in school and childcare centres, the Australian Medical Association says.

Only one state, NSW, requires childcare centres to ask for proof of vaccination when children enrol.

And Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory aren’t required to ask about immunisation status when children enrol for school, the Federal Department of Health and Ageing has warned.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton says parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be forced to produce a conscientious objection form.

This extra step is not currently required by schools.

”If they have to fill out a form it means they will have to make a conscious decision about whether they want to vaccinate or…

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