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
Under the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation, before enrolling a child, early childhood education and care services have to first obtain evidence that the child is up to date with all vaccinations that are due for their age, or that they are able to receive.
An Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is the only form of documentation accepted for the purpose of enrolling in an early childhood education and care service.
After enrolment, parents will need to continue to provide up to date Immunisation History Statements to their child’s early childhood service.
Visit Health for more information
New No Jab No Pay and Healthy Start for School Compliance Incentive - Federal Government
From 1 July 2018, Family Tax Benefit recipients will have their payments reduced by up to $737.30 per year for each child not meeting immunisation or health check requirements, where required.
Family Tax Benefit (FTB) recipients will have their ongoing rate of FTB Part A reduced by up to $28.28 per fortnight (or $737.30 per year) per child where:
- immunisation requirements have not been met, or
- health check requirements have not been met by FTB Part A recipients who are also in receipt of an income support payment.
Recipients who are either in receipt of FTB Part A fortnightly payments, or claim FTB Part A as a lump sum at the end of the financial year, will need to ensure their children are immunised to avoid having their payment reduced.
In addition to the immunisation requirement, FTB Part A recipients who are also in receipt of an income support payment, such as Parenting Payment or Newstart Allowance, and have a child turning four years of age, must also ensure their child has a health check and advise the Department of Human Services before the child turns five in order to avoid having their payment reduced.
For more information please see the Human Services website.