Several weeks ago, all families were notified by letter if they had not submitted an immunisation status certificate, or whose immunisation statement is incomplete. We have received very few completed certificates from the 75 families contacted.
With several serious disease outbreaks in Victoria in recent times, including measles, it is crucial that the school has accurate and up-to-date information regarding the immunisation status of children in our care. As part of enrolling in any Victorian government primary school, or transferring between schools, you need to show your child’s immunisation status certificate to the school. Children who are not immunised can still attend school but they must present an immunisation status certificate.
The Child History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register may be used, but is only valid if it contains the statement ‘this child has received all vaccines required by 5 years of age’.
If an outbreak of an infectious disease occurs at the school, children who have not been immunised or for whom we have no documentation will be sent home until the danger has passed.