If the parent/carer provides an Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement that states the child is 'not up to date', or shows a vaccine/s as due on a date in the past:

To enrol

Do not enrol the child until the acceptable AIR Immunisation History Statement is provided, unless the child is eligible to enrol under the grace period (see below)
Give the parent/carer information on how to obtain an up-to-date AIR statement and/or necessary vaccinations.

The doctor/immunisation nurse who provides any required vaccines must provide AIR with this information so AIR can update their records.

The parent/carer must then obtain an updated AIR Immunisation History Statement and provide a copy to your service.

Alternatively, the parent/carer can ask their GP/nurse if they can print an Immunisation History Statement from the AIR for the parent/carer to give to your service. Not all immunisation providers are able to do this.

Relevant resources

See the Documentation for enrolment section.

See the Helping parents obtain documentation page.

Use the Immunisation and enrolment decision aid flow chart, see Downloads

To find an immunisation provider:

Download the Starting childcare or kindergarten brochure, see Downloads

After enrolment

Find out what the barrier is to providing a current AIR statement, and give the parent/carer information on how to obtain an up-to-date AIR statement and/or necessary vaccinations.

Relevant resources

See Managing documentation after enrolment

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents, see Downloads.

Use the Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart, see Downloads.

If the family is experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage

To enrol

Consult the parent/carer to find out if they qualify for the 16-week grace period. If so, the child can commence at your service while your service takes reasonable steps to obtain the AIR statement from the parent/carer. 

You should give the parent/carer with information on how to obtain an AIR statement and/or necessary vaccinations.

After enrolment

Find out what the barrier is to providing a current AIR statement, and provide the appropriate resource if possible.

Relevant resources

Download the Grace period eligibility assessment form, see Downloads.

See the grace period section 

Download the Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents, see Downloads.

See the Contacts page for support services for families experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage.

See Managing documentation after enrolment

 

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