Leader of the Opposition, Matthew Guy
State Liberal Leader Matthew Guy today announced that a Liberal Nationals Government would publish online the vaccination rates at every Victorian government primary and secondary school.
Immunisation is the most cost effective way to prevent outbreaks, illness, hospitalisation and deaths from preventable diseases like measles, chickenpox and whooping cough.
No information is currently provided by schools to parents on the rates of vaccination of the students at the school. Under a Liberal Nationals Government, the Education Department will be required to publish this information online, for each year level, so that parents can see how their local school performs in this serious area.
Quotes attributable to State Liberal Leader Matthew Guy:
“Parents should be able to send their children to school with the confidence that their health is not at risk from easily preventable diseases.”
“This is a simple, inexpensive and past-time solution that will meaningfully help parents and children.”
“A Liberal Nationals Government will give parents the information they need to make sure their kids aren’t exposed to unnecessary health risks.”
Quotes attributable to Shadow Education Minister Nick Wakeling:
“When it comes to the education system, Daniel Andrews is only interested in his radical social programs. This is one of many practical education policies the Liberal Nationals are going to put forward to put student well-being first.”
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