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    As pp's have said, we already pay for 2 cats & a dog to be vaxxed, plus we pay for extras due to work & travel (fluvax, whooping cough, DH had to get Q-fever vax, travel vaxxes). So we would still pay for everything else on the schedule if we had to.

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    No way.

    We paid for the meningococcal ones. Cost us $320. I would pay to help save our kids and other peoples lives

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    I'm not sure the OP is a realistic comparison. It's comparing the loss of government benefits, to paying out of pocket. I just don't think the two are comparable.

    Of course people who vaccinate are going to want to keep doing that, even if it means they have to find a way to pay for the vaccines. But those who don't vaccinate, for their own reasons (which to them are valid reasons - even if no one else agrees with them) are looking at losing money, that could very well make a huge difference to their families. They are essentially being coerced into vaccinating, despite their reasons for not wanting to, just so they may be able to afford basic necessities.

    They are being told to vaccinate or potentially suffer financially (yep, what a great choice that is). They are not being asked to pay for vaccinations, for which one can budget for and make the provisions to ensure vaccinations are done.

    Nope, they're not comparable.

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    I'd still vaxx even if we had to pay for them, that isn't even a question in my mind. My families health versus money is never a debate.

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    I would pay but would probably take me a lot longer to get around to it!

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    Yes. I have already paid for my kids to have the hep a and tb vaccine.



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    I've already paid for vaccines and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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    They are sometimes, if you have underlying health problems like asthma you can get them free.

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    Side question... why are adult vaxxes not covered?

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    I agree with @Lillynix - it is a hard comparison.

    Most of the non-vaxxers that I have spoken to (mainly on here) over the years are very, very passionate about their decision, and I cant see money (the loss of benefits) changing that.

    It certainly might make the difference for those who havent vaxxed simply out of apathy or laziness ... the loss of benefits would make them go and get it done ...

    but the actual conscientious objectors - those who have gone to the effort of going to the GP, and getting a form signed saying they are not going to vax - those are for the most part pretty welded to their position for whatever reasons they have - and taking away govt benefits isnt going to change that.

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    I would vaxx even if I had to pay for the vaccines. We get the flu jab and I have to pay for that. The cost to me of getting the flu (me or my kids) with the time off I'd need from uni/work, and them off childcare is far higher than the cost of the jab.


 

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