Hawthorn Childcare Center | Immunisation Schedule 2020
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Your child must meet immunisation requirements to be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy.

 

To meet the requirements, all children younger than 20 need to do one of the following:

 

  • meet the Childhood schedule on the Department of Health’s National Immunisation Program Schedule. These vaccinations must be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).; or
  • be on a suitable catch up schedule in line with the Department of Health’s current Australian Immunisation Handbook; or
  • have an approved medical exemption recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

 

Conscientious objection and vaccination objection on non-medical grounds will no longer be a valid exemption from immunisation requirements.

 

If your child stops meeting the immunisation requirements you will have 63 days to start meeting them again. If you don’t, your Child Care Subsidy and/or Additional Child Care Subsidy will cease.

 

Following changes to the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 (the Act), from 7 August 2020, children will not be able to enrol in or attend early childhood services unless all immunisation requirements are met. In line with the requirements of the Act, Hawthorn Child Care Centre will not:

 

  • enrol a child if all immunisation requirements are not met.
  • allow a child to attend, or continue to attend the service if all immunisation requirements are not met.

 

In line with the requirements of the Act, you must supply the Centre with a current copy of your child’s immunisation history statement. This document can be found on your Medicare online account through myGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app (if already set up with MyGov).

 

You may also call the Australian Immunisation Register general enquiries line on 1800 653 809 and request a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement to be posted to you.

 

Immunisation records must be provided:

 

  • at the time of the child’s enrolment at the time of attending the service
  • after the child turns 7 months of age but before the child turns 9 months of age
  • after the child turns 13 months of age but before the child turns 15 months of age
  • after the child turns 19 months of age but before the child turns 21 months of age
  • after the child turns 4 years and 2 months of age but before child turns 4 years 8 months of age.

 

Please click here for information on the SA No Jab No Play requirements.

 

Please click here for information on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule.

 

Please click here for information on the South Australian Immuisation Schedule.