Starting or moving schools

Immunisation is important

Vaccine preventable diseases, such as measles or mumps, can have serious health consequences for school-aged children and others in the community.

You can help protect your child by ensuring his or her vaccinations are up-to-date.

Your child’s immunisations should be registered with the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

You need to share your child’s AIR history statement with the school.

The school needs to know which children are not fully immunised for their age as they may be excluded from school during outbreaks of some vaccine preventable diseases.

More information can be found on the Department of Health website