(AIR Immunisation History Statement)
Recent legislative changes under the Public Health Act 2016 (WA) (external site) and School Education Act 1999 (WA) (external site) strengthen immunisation requirements in the following ways:
- When enrolling your child into a child care service, community kindergarten or school you need to provide your child’s current Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement as part of enrolment documentation. The statement must be dated within 2 months of the date of application for enrolment.
- Child care services and schools may be requested to report the immunisation information of children enrolled, to the Department of Health
Vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles or mumps, can have serious health consequences for young children and others in the community.
The child care and classroom environment, where children are in close proximity to each other, allows diseases to spread quickly between children who are not fully vaccinated. Other visitors such as parents and other family members, are also at risk if they are not vaccinated.
You can help protect your child by ensuring his or her vaccinations are up-to-date.