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    Default How to delay vaccines and still get paid parental leave.

    I have chosen to do a delayed vaccination schedule for my baby. And I know that if you don’t vaccinate then you won’t get your paid parental leave. I still want to vaccinate but am not sure how it will all work with the pay. My baby is now nearly 3 weeks old and I was hoping to get my payments soon and I don’t know if I should be expecting a nasty letter from centrelink or will my pay just not start until I get him vaccinated at 8 weeks ? At even at 8 weeks im only doing the vaccine with whooping caught and not all 3 jabs.

    Anyone with experience with his I would really appreciate your input.

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    OH MY GOD, i didnt even know they could do this.

    And they say its not compulsory...unbelieveable

    Sorry no real advice, just maybe talk to a gp. And that really sucks that they can hold payments just cos you dont wana vax straight up!!I thought we lived in a FREE country!!!

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    With regards to the Maternity Immunisation Payment and Child Care Benefit, all people need to do is go to their doctor and get a conscientious objection form filled out. I would expect it would be the same for this payment as well.

    PS: I reccommend requesting your own copy to take to Centrelink. (I think the Dr is supposed to register the form with the immunisation register, but if it gets lost somewhere you will have to start all over again.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    With regards to the Maternity Immunisation Payment and Child Care Benefit, all people need to do is go to their doctor and get a conscientious objection form filled out. I would expect it would be the same for this payment as well.

    PS: I reccommend requesting your own copy to take to Centrelink. (I think the Dr is supposed to register the form with the immunisation register, but if it gets lost somewhere you will have to start all over again.)
    Yep this!

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    I'm pretty sure that the government PPL is in no way linked to the immunization schedule... I will also be delaying and claiming PPL. You can even get the immunization allowance if you fill out the objection form, as others have said.

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    I don't know where you are getting that info from but my sister just got paid parental leave and hasn't vaxed. Even if vaxxing was tied to the payments you could get a conscientious objectors exemption.

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    PPL has nothing to do with immunising so lodge your claim asap!
    Maternity Immunisation Allowance (MIA) is tied to vaxxing but first payment is not paid/checked until 18 months. So you have plenty of time.

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    I have done a delayed vax schedule and it is not the same as objecting to vaxing you dont have to fil out any forms you just get your doctor or nurse to send thru the info of the schedule you have worked out with them to the immunisation register or whatever it is called and they pay the vax payments at the normal stages I think there was 2 payments. And if you dont make those dates on the schedule (like my bubs was sick alot and couldnt get them done) then the doc or nurse just rings the register and changes the dates.

    With delayed vaxing you wont always get all of the shots as some need to be given at closer intervals I was told but you still get the full payment. Also keep a good record of the vax and what stage they are at as I found it confused alot of ppl like when you bring a 18 month old in for 12 month needles , I am sure most of the carryon was due to their own opinion on delayed vaxing but i prefered to think they were just a bit dumb for not being able to work it out lol
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