Thursday June 4, 2020

Health warning: Time to make vaccinations mandatory?

New data obtained by The Sunday Business Post shows a huge variation in vaccination rates across the country

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

5th May, 2019

In 2017, Dr Ruairi Hanley publicly proposed a new policy in response to reports of declining vaccination rates in Ireland. Hanley, a high-profile GP, took to the national airwaves and suggested that parents who refused to immunise their children should have their child benefit payments cut by 50 per cent. He pointed out that a similar initiative known as “no jab, no pay” was introduced in Australia in 2016, and said it had produced a...

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