If the parent/carer tells you they have chosen not to vaccinate their child due to their beliefs:

To enrol

Do not enrol the child until an acceptable Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement is provided.

Advise the parent/carer that, under Victorian law, the service is not allowed to enrol the child without acceptable documentation. 

Parents/carers wishing to discuss questions and concerns about vaccination should seek specialist medical advice.

Relevant resources

Refer parents/carers seeking medical advice to the The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Immunisation Clinic on 1300 882 924.

See the Documentation for enrolment section.

The Better Health Channel has information for parents about immunisation.

After enrolment

Provide parent/carer with relevant resources.

Relevant resources

Refer parents/carers seeking medical advice to the The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Immunisation Clinic on 1300 882 924.

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents

See the Scope of the law page.

See Managing documentation after enrolment page.