What is the no jab no pay policy?

​“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) Schedule.

Do you have to be vaccinated to enter Australia?

From July 6 2022, the way you ​travel to and from Australia has changed. All travellers should be aware that: People entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status. People entering Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration.

Who can get Novavax in Australia?

Nuvaxovid (Novavax) is approved and available for use as a primary course in people aged 12 years and over. Novavax is approved and available for use as a booster in people aged 18 years and over. The TGA provisionally approved Novavax for use as a primary course in Australia on 20 January 2022.

What diseases are vaccinated against in Australia?


  • Chickenpox immunisation service.
  • Diphtheria immunisation service.
  • Flu (influenza) immunisation service.
  • Hepatitis A immunisation service.
  • Hepatitis B immunisation service.
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) immunisation service.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation service.
  • Measles immunisation service.

Is measles vaccine compulsory in Australia?

Anyone who wants to protect themselves against measles can talk to their doctor about getting immunised. Measles immunisation is recommended for: children aged 12 months and 18 months, for free under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) anyone born during or since 1966 and has not had 2 doses of the measles vaccine.

How long has the No Jab No Play been around?

The No Jab No Play legislation, which came into effect on 1 January 2016, provides an exemption from immunisation requirements for children with a medical contraindication to a vaccine, while conscientious objection to vaccination was no longer exempt (Department of Health and Human Services 2018a).

Can unvaccinated people leave Australia?

Unvaccinated Australian citizens, permanent residents and international visitors can leave Australia at any time. Each country has different requirements for transit and entry, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Does Thailand accept unvaccinated?

While residing in Thailand, all travelers who are vaccinated and unvaccinated are recommended to closely follow the health and safety measures. Those who experience suspected COVID symptoms should be tested. Anyone with a positive test result shall receive proper medical treatment.

Does Novavax cause blood clots?

There is no evidence that the Novavax vaccine causes blood clots.

Does Novavax cause myocarditis?

Myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported with Nuvaxovid (Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine) There have been a small number of cases of myocarditis and pericarditis reported internationally following vaccination with Nuvaxovid.

Which vaccine preventable disease causes the most deaths in Australia?

In 2015: 5 diseases accounted for almost 95% of the VPD burden: influenza (36%), pneumococcal disease (24%), HPV (24%), shingles (7%) and meningococcal disease (4%) over three-quarters (80%) of the VPD burden was due to premature death.

What does the vaccine do to our bodies?

Vaccines give you immunity to a disease without you getting sick first. They are made using killed or weakened versions of the disease-causing germ or parts of the germ (called antigens). For some vaccines, genetic engineering is used to make the antigens used in the vaccine.

Is polio vaccine mandatory in Australia?

The Western Pacific region, including Australia, was declared polio-free in 2000. However, wild poliovirus from endemic countries can still be imported, and vaccination must continue until polio is eradicated around the world.

When did TB vaccinations stop in Australia?

In the 1950s the program was expanded to include all Australian school children except those from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. This policy was discontinued in the mid-1980s (1991 in the Northern Territory) in favour of a more selective approach.

What is the immunisation providers role in No Jab No Play?

Under the No Jab, No Play legislation, early childhood services must obtain a record of immunisation before enrolling a child. In some circumstances, families can enrol under a 16-week grace period and services will support families to immunise their children during this period.

Can you enter Europe unvaccinated?

Can unvaccinated people travel to Europe? Most countries within Europe will currently allow unvaccinated travelers to enter, though it’s always a good idea to keep your eye on entry requirements as they can change on a dime.

Can unvaccinated enter Singapore?

International arrivals are no longer required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival or quarantine on arrival. On arrival, all travellers (vaccinated or unvaccinated) must undertake a rapid antigen test or PCR test on arrival and quarantine until they have taken the test.

Will I need Covid vaccine to travel to USA?

Do I still need proof of vaccination? Yes, at this time all noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers traveling to the United States, regardless of antibody status, are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Does the Novavax vaccine cause heart problems?

Myocarditis, a rare form of inflammation of the heart muscle, occurred in a handful of Novavax clinical trial participants, all of whom were men. Novavax says “there is insufficient evidence to establish a causal relationship” between the vaccine and the condition.

What are the serious side effects of Novavax?

Injection site pain and tenderness, as well as fatigue, headache and muscle pain were the most commonly reported side effects, particularly after dose 2, and more commonly in younger recipients (18-64 years).

Is Novavax more effective than Pfizer?

The study showed Novavax was about 90% effective in preventing COVID infections. That is similar to the efficacy of Moderna (94%) and Pfizer (95%) and better than Johnson & Johnson (66%).

What is the most vaccine preventable disease?

Top Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

  1. COVID-19. 1/11. What it is: An infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  2. Measles. 2/11.
  3. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) 3/11.
  4. Flu. 4/11.
  5. Polio. 5/11.
  6. Pneumococcal Disease. 6/11.
  7. Tetanus. 7/11.
  8. Meningococcal Disease. 8/11.

How many vaccine preventable diseases are there in Australia?

The National Immunisation Program provides vaccines against 17 diseases, including measles, mumps and whooping cough.

How long does COVID vaccine stays in your body?

It takes a couple of weeks for your body to build immunity after vaccination. For that reason, you are not considered fully protected until 2 weeks after your final shot or booster. This means 2 weeks (14 days) after getting your second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or 2 weeks after the Johnson & Johnson shot.

How long does the COVID vaccine last?

We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people.