No Jab No Pay

No Jab No Pay

Australian Governments Initiative

The Lockyer Doctors are heavily supporting  the Australian Governments initiative to vaccinate as many children under 20 years of age as possible to help eradicate or reduce vaccine preventable diseases in Australia.  As of 1st January 2016, parents who do not fully immunise their children (up to 19 years of age) will cease to be eligible for Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement (family assistance payments).  Only parents who have children aged from 10 to <20 years of age receiving Family Tax Benefit A payment are eligible for FREE vaccines. These parents will receive a letter from Centrelink, if they have not by now. We ask that you bring in a copy of the letter from Centrelink as this may make the process quicker and easier for all parties. We may stock some of the vaccines needed, but if not we need to order them in and this can only be done monthly (we have no control over this time frame). The catch up process may take several  months due to minimum dose intervals of some vaccines, so we just ask that you  be patient with us and the process. The Lockyer Doctors are here to help.