Parent/carer refuses to provide current statement

If the parent/carer refuses (directly or through inaction) to provide their child's current Immunisation History Statement: 

Privately remind the parent of their obligation to maintain up-to-date immunisation information for their child at the service.

The legislation does not require that the child be excluded from attending the service except in the circumstance of an outbreak of an infectious disease. 

The Department of Education and Training recommends that services consider the individual circumstances of the child based on their understanding of the child's circumstances when determining their chosen policy or action for responding to this situation.

Relevant resources

See the Managing documentation after enrolment page.

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents

Use the Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart.

Child's immunisation history is up to date

If a review of records reveals the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement your service has on file shows the enrolled child is up-to-date with immunisations (the 'next due vaccine/s' lists a date in the future):

No further action required. Parents/carers are not required to provide additional copies.

Child's immunisation history is not up to date

If a review of records reveals the AIR Immunisation History Statement your service has on file shows the enrolled child is not up to date with immunisations (the 'next due vaccine/s' lists a date in the past):

Privately remind the parent/carer of their obligation to maintain up-to-date immunisation information for their child at the service.

Relevant resources

See the Managing documentation after enrolment page.

Download the Follow-up immunisation evidence request text.

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents.

Use the Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart.

There is no AIR Immunisation History Statement on file

If a review of records reveals there is no AIR Immunisation History Statement on file for the enrolled child:

Privately remind the parent/carer of their obligation to maintain up to date immunisation information for their child at the service.

Relevant resources

Download the Follow-up immunisation evidence request text.

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents.

Use the Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart.

Parent provides an AIR Immunisation History Statement that is not up to date

If you request an updated AIR Immunisation History Statement, and the parent/carer provides a statement that shows the enrolled child is not up to date: 

Privately remind the parent/carer of their obligation to maintain up to date immunisation information for their child at the service.

Relevant resources

See the Managing documentation after enrolment page.

Use the Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart.

Download the Follow-up immunisation evidence request text.

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents.

Child is currently up to date, but will shortly be due for immunisation

If you request an updated AIR Immunisation History Statement, and the parent/carer provides a statement that shows the enrolled child is up to date but will shortly be due for immunisation:

Request that the parent/carer provide an updated AIR Immunisation History Statement as soon as practicable following the immunisation.

Child had been overdue for vaccinations in the past

If you are aware that an enrolled child has been overdue for vaccinations in the past:

At the time of issuing follow-up requests to parents/carers, you may choose to review the immunisation evidence on file, and provide a private request to the parent of their obligation to maintain up-to-date immunisation information for their child if necessary (that is, if  your review of evidence shows you do not have the latest Immunisation History Statement for the child).

Relevant resources

See the Managing documentation after enrolment page.

Use the Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart

Download the Follow-up immunisation evidence request text.

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