Research, evaluation and campaigns better than mandating COVID vaccination for Australians
After the Prime Minister mentions mandating an eventual COVID vaccine, Julie Leask says that is premature. She says the conversation should be about the nature of any vaccine, who will get it, how demand will be managed, and what uptake is needed. Professor Leask says Australia secured childhood vaccination rates of 92 percent in the 1990s, using research, evaluation and campaigns rather than compulsion. She has also renewed calls for the government to introduce a no-fault compensation scheme in the rare cases where vaccines cause harm.