Victorian law, Immunisation and Enrolment
In an effort to improve childhood immunisation rates, the Victorian Government amended the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. The amendments mean that early childhood education and care services cannot confirm enrolment of a child unless the parent/carer has provided an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register, that shows the child:
- is fully vaccinated for their age, or;
- is on a recognised catch-up schedule if their child has fallen behind with their vaccinations; or
- has a medical reason not to be vaccinated. (To be confirmed in writing by a registered medical practitioner)
Please Note: ‘Conscientious objection’ to vaccination is not an exemption.
Evidence of up to date immunisation must be provided within 2 months prior to your child commencing at our service.