No Jab, No Play law strengthened to protect Victorian children

15 November 2018
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Childcare centres and kindergartens will soon receive regular proof that children in their care are up to date with their immunisations, under the latest update of ‘No Jab, No Play’.

From 1 November 2018, parents and carers must provide a current Immunisation History Statement to early childhood services twice a year – and within seven month intervals – to prove their child’s immunisations are up to date.

The update to the ‘No Jab, No Play’ law has been introduced as part of a continued effort to improve childhood immunisation rates and protect Victorian communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.

This new requirement is in addition to current law, which requires parents and carers to provide an up-to-date Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register as evidence when enrolling a child at childcare or kindergarten.

While most Victorian children are fully vaccinated, this new requirement will remind parents and carers to keep their child’s immunisations up to date.

For more information, guidance and resources to help you meet your No Jab, No Play legislative obligations, visit the Immunisation enrolment toolkit