The Department of Health and Department of Education and Training have organised a system for recording the immunisation history of your child at school entry.
The purpose of this recording system is to identify children who are not fully immunised, and therefore, are at risk of catching vaccine preventable diseases.
At present I am collating the immunisation status of Pre-Primary and Year One students. Children who are not fully immunised will be followed up by Community Nurses to encourage completion of their vaccination schedule, unless their parents or guardians do not wish to do so.
Western Australian schools have been authorised by the Department of Health to exclude incompletely immunised students in outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
You can access your child's immunisation records by phoning the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register Freecall 1800 653 809. Due to Privacy Laws, only parents or guardians can access this information and you will require your Medicare Number.
If you wish to discuss your child's immunisations further, please contact the community health nurse via the College Office.
Mary Milligan - Community Health Nurse