Starting or moving schools? Preparing your Year 6 child's records for High School? Enrolling your Kindy child into Pre-Primary?"When your child starts school, you need to give the school your child's Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) history statement". Why is immunisation important?
"Some diseases, like measles and mumps, can be very serious for children, and other people in the community.
In places where people are in close contact, like school, disease can spread fast". (Source: Dept of Health)
"Parents are urged to make sure their children receive their measles vaccinations on schedule. Measles vaccine is currently given to children at 12 and 18 months of age".
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. To access an AIR immunisation history statement
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)