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The Government is considering requiring beneficiaries to immunise their children.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett told the Herald: "We see immunisations as important so when you're looking at those kinds of things, you question at what point should a social obligation be part of a requirement to get a benefit.
A Welfare Working Group recommended last year that the children of parents receiving a benefit should have to meet minimum health standards, including completion of the immunisation schedule.
Under any changes, beneficiaries would be able to opt out of immunisation for conscientious reasons....