Evidence of immunisation (Immunisation History Statement) must be provided on enrolment. Parents of children who have received their booster vaccines will automatically be issued with an Immunisation History Statement. The Public Health Act 1992 requires parents to provide documented evidence of a child's immunisation status on enrolment into Early Stage One. We must keep records of students whose immunisation certificates have not been provided or completed. In the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease, children who are not immunised will be excluded from school for the duration of the outbreak. Immunisation History Statements can be accessed on line from the NSW Department of Health website.
Immunisation is extremely important. It is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children from disease. There are many childhood diseases including some well known ones which can cause serious complication or death. These are diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps and rubella. Except for tetanus, these diseases are easily spread amongst people.