Amendments to the NSW Public Health Act 2010 that affect primary and secondary schools came into effect on 1 April 2018.
Amendments to the NSW Public Health Act 2010 that affect primary and secondary schools came into effect on 1 April 2018. The following resources from the NSW Government’s Health Department support compliance with these changes:
Immunisation Enrolment Toolkit for Primary and Secondary Schools
Primary and secondary school entry and immunisation brochure
School immunisation register template (approved form)
The following questions and answers can help schools and parents understand these changes:
What are the changes?
Why have these changes been made?
How do parents get these immunisation certificates?
Which vaccines must a child have to be fully immunised?
How do I tell if a child is fully immunised?
What if an immunisation certificate is not provided at enrolment or if the child is listed on the certificate as not fully immunised?
Do schools need to transfer the immunisation certificate when a child moves to another school, including from primary to secondary school?
How long do schools need to retain immunisation certificates?
What if the parent provides the school with a record of vaccines given overseas?
When are children excluded from school?
Who can I contact for more information?