Parents and carers must show evidence of their child's vaccination status on enrolment from 1 January 2019.This applies to students starting:
The only acceptable evidence is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) immunisation history statement.
Information on students with a vaccination status of ‘not up to date’ will be provided to the Department of Health for follow-up.
Parents and carers can access the AIR immunisation history statement by:
The Department of Health will follow up any statements that are ‘not up to date’.
Students without an ‘up to date’ AIR immunisation history statement may be advised to stay away from school if an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease occurs.
Further information on obtaining a current statement can be found on the Department of Health’s website, along with additional information regarding Immunisations and Vaccines.(Source: Department of Education, Western Australia)