In January 2016 the Victorian State Government introduced a “No Jab, No Play” legislation that has been designed to improve childhood vaccination rates and reduce the spread of vaccine preventable diseases.
The legislation requires the confirmation of children’s vaccination status when enrolling in childcare. This means that if your child is not vaccinated and does not qualify for an exemption, a place cannot be offered. More information is available on the Vic Health website.
On enrolment at one of our KingKids early learning centres, you are required to provide us with your child’s Immunisation History Statement from Medicare. The “Health Record” you may have been provided by the Maternal Child Health Nurse is no longer accepted. Legislation states, families need to provide us with a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement to our centre every 6 months, even if there are no changes in the 6-month period.
If your child is exempted from being immunised and the service has an outbreak of an infectious virus such as Rubella, Chicken Pox, Measles, Whooping Cough or Mumps, you will be informed, and your child will need to be excluded from the service until such time as the outbreak has cleared. (Informed by the NHMRC Staying Healthy Guidelines: recommended minimum exclusion periods)