Linking Immunization Status and Eligibility for Welfare and Benefits Payments The Australian “No Jab, No Pay” Legislation

JAMA
February 28, 2017, Vol 317, No. 8, Pages 783-880
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Linking Immunization Status and Eligibility for Welfare and Benefits Payments The Australian “No Jab, No Pay” Legislation
Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH; David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH
The recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases have refocused attention on the threat posed by unvaccinated and undervaccinated individuals.1 Governments around the world have responded by strengthening laws and policies directed at increasing vaccination rates. The standard menu of options includes education and information initiatives, incentives, and mandates; these may be directed at the general public, health care organizations, or practitioners.