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What is “No Jab, No Pay”?

Page last updated 23 August 2018

“No Jab, No Pay” is an Australian Government initiative to help ensure all children are fully immunised in line with the National Immunisation Program (NIP). 

From 1st January 2016, in order to be eligible to claim the Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate and Family Tax Benefit Part A, families need to ensure all children under 20 years of age are fully immunised in line with the NIP schedule.

If your child has missed out on the recommended vaccines in the NIP, they are eligible to be vaccinated through a 'catch-up' program. For more information speak with your healthcare practitioner.

Sources & Citations

  1. Australian Government. Department of Health. National Immunisation Program Schedule. Available at (accessed 19 April 2018).
  2. Australian Government. Department of Social Services, Extending immunisation requirements for Children FAQs. Available at (accessed 20th April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0152a - Date of preparation May 2018