Immunisation protects you and shields the wider community from the spread of communicable diseases.
- Vital to the health of our community and is just as important for adults as it is for children
- The most cost-effective medical means to maintain and protect the health of the population via the reduction, elimination and eradication of preventable communicable diseases
- Important in decreasing the number of susceptible people in our community
The Wyndham City Immunisation Unit runs public immunisation sessions to vaccinate against many diseases. The National Immunisation Program (NIP) is a schedule of all free vaccines for babies, secondary students, right through to adults at 65 years of age. To see if you are eligible for free vaccines visit Health Vic website.
For further information regarding immunisation please:
- Contact the Wyndham Immunisation team, phone 9742 0736
- Complete an Immunisations Online Enquiry Form.
No Jab, No Play - Victorian Government Legislation
No jab, no play
To improve childhood immunisation rates, the Victorian Government has amended the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
Conscientious objection" to vaccination is not an exemption.
The amendments mean that a child cannot enrol in childcare/kindergarten unless the parent/carer has provided documentation that shows the child:
- is fully vaccinated for their age, or
- is on a recognised catch-up schedule if their child has fallen behind with the vaccinations; or
- has a medical reason not to be vaccinated (to be approved by the G.P)
No Jab, No Pay - Federal Government Legislation
From 1 January 2016:
Only parents of children (less than 20 years of age) who are fully immunised or are on a recognised catch-up schedule can receive the Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement.
The relevant vaccinations are those under the National Immunisation Program (NIP), which covers the vaccines usually administered before age five. These vaccinations must be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR):
- children with medical contraindications or natural immunity for certain diseases will continue to be exempt from the requirements
- conscientious objection and vaccination objection on non-medical grounds will no longer be a valid exemption from immunisation requirements
- families eligible to receive family assistance payments and have children less than 20 years of age, who may no meet the new immunisation requirements, will be notified by Centrelink.
For further information visit the Health Vic website.
For further information regarding Immunisations contact the Immunisation team, phone 9742 0736 or complete an Immunisations Online Enquiry Form.