New Zealand Government to start fining parents who don’t vaccinate their kids

Under the government’s “No Jab, No Pay” programme that started on Sunday, Family Tax Benefit Part A payments will be reduced fortnightly by $30 for each unvaccinated child the parent has.

“Immunisation is the safest way to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases,” Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan said in a statement.

The Australian NZ Government has started wiping $15 a week off the tax benefits of parents for each unvaccinated kid they have.

“Parents who don’t immunize their children are putting their own kids at risk as well as the children of other people.”

The government provided A$14 million towards free “catch-up” vaccinations in its 2017 budget.

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