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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 627 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 August 2022 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 10 August 2022

VACCINATION RATE — CHILDREN

627. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the answer provided to question without notice 1227 asked on 5 November 2020 regarding the Public Health Amendment (Immunisation Requirements for Enrolment) Act 2019, which states —

The Department of Health is planning a formal evaluation of the impact of the act on immunisation rates in 2021.

(1) Can the minister advise whether this formal evaluation has commenced?

(2) If yes to (1), when did it commence and when is it anticipated to be completed?

(3) If no to (1), when is this formal evaluation expected to be undertaken?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(3) The evaluation has commenced and is due to be completed in October 2022.