From 1 January 2016, the new No Jab, No Play legislation requires all children to be fully vaccinated before enrolling into any childhood service. A grace period applies to certain families in some circumstances — please discuss with the Murrumbeena House occasional care staff if you are unsure or believe it may apply to you.
In order to finalise the enrolment, please provide an Immunisation History Statement that shows the child:
is up-to-date with vaccinations for their age;
is on a vaccine catch-up schedule; or
has a medical condition preventing them from being fully vaccinated.
To obtain a copy of an Immunisation History Statement for your child/ren, contact Medicare on either:
Please note: parents/guardians who think their child/ren may require a medical exemption to one or more vaccines should consult their GP.
If a child has medical reasons for not being able to be vaccinated, a GP needs to complete and sign a Medicare Immunisation Exemption Medical Contraindication Form and send it to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). Once this has been done, the parent needs to obtain an updated Immunisation History Statement listing vaccines the child can and can't have due to medical reasons and give this to the co-ordination unit to finalise enrolment.