Your rights and choices

As a parent, you want your child to be healthy and safe, at home and in the community.

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It’s your right to make choices about your family’s healthcare. You’re responsible for making the best decisions for your family.

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But when it comes to vaccinations, the consequences of our choices extend beyond our own families.

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There will always be people who can’t be vaccinated against certain diseases, such as infants or people who are pregnant, have severe allergies or suppressed immune systems.

When you decide whether to vaccinate yourself and your family, your decision will either help protect vulnerable people through herd immunity or leave them exposed to danger.

You know your child. But you probably don’t know all there is to know about immunology and infectious diseases, which is why you’re looking for the best advice.

Good decision-making relies on good information.

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But it can be hard to find the information we need to keep our children safe. Between social media and self-proclaimed experts, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not.

Many parents are left feeling worried, confused and unsure who to trust.

Get the real truth and make an informed decision…

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So many stories and theories out there.


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What about No Jab No Pay & No Jab No Play?

payment iconNo Jab No Pay is an Australian Government policy that means parents aren’t eligible for certain benefits if their child isn’t fully immunised.

teddy bear iconNo Jab No Play is legislation that varies from state to state, detailing whether a child must be immunised in order to attend childcare.

Some people view these policies as controlling, restricting a parent’s right to make decisions about their child’s healthcare.

Others believe these policies are a reasonable response to an increase in child deaths and long-term complications (like blindness and loss of limbs) due to preventable diseases.

And some people feel a little of both.

What happens when a policy supports our desire to see all children protected and cared for, but doesn’t align with our values about personal autonomy?

People may use these policies to bolster stories about conspiracies to ‘force’ people to vaccinate.

But even if these policies make you uncomfortable, the choice is still yours.

A University of Queensland initiative

This website answers the questions parents ask about vaccines. It’s clear and
easy to read, without any jargon or bias.

The University of Queensland is a world-class research and teaching institution.

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