New legislations affecting immunisations
No Jab No Play
From 1 January 2016, all parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service in Victoria will be required to provide evidence that the child is:
- fully immunised for their age OR
- on a vaccination catch-up program OR
- unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.
For more information regarding Victorian Government’s No Jab No Play, please refer to the Better Health Channel website.
No Jab No Pay
From 1 January 2016, child care assistance and the Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement will not be paid to families who fail to comply with immunisation requirements, or who do not have a valid exemption.For more information about Federal government’s No Jab No Pay, please refer to Department of Human Services website.
Government funded catch-up program
The currently funded catch-up program for all children under 10 years of age will continue until further notice.
Until 31 December 2017, there is a funded catch-up program for children up to 19 years of age, covering some overdue childhood and adolescent vaccinations.
If your child/children requires a catch-up schedule recommended by our immunisation team, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the below information prior to attending our public immunisation session.
- Child’s full name
- Child’s date of birth
- Medicare number (if available)
- Copy of all immunisation history, such as child immunisation book or vaccination record from GP
Calculating a catch-up schedule may take up to two weeks. We are unable to carry out any catch-up vaccinations at busy public immunisation sessions without prior contact with our team.
More information on this vaccine can be found on the Victorian Government, Department of Health and Human Services website