January 2019 – Immunisations No Jab No Play

Immunisations

At New Street Medical Centre we are committed to reduce and eradicate vaccine preventable diseases in our community. Our team can provide advise on and administer a range of vaccinations for all ages and reasons including childhood vaccinations, influenza prevention, travel, work and vaccinations around pregnancy.

With first days of kinder and pre school coming up it is important to ensure your child is up to date with their immunisations.

All parents/guardians planning to enrol their child at childcare or kindergarten in Victoria must provide the service with:

* a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR); AND
* the statement must show 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 is the only type of immunisation record accepted by early childhood and care services for the purposes of confirming enrolment and must be provided within the two months prior to the child starting at the service.

Our GP’s and nurses will refer to national clinical <http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part2~handbook10-2-1> guidelines to determine what vaccines are recommended at what age, what needs to be on a catch-up program and what is considered a valid medical reason not to be fully immunised.

If you think your child is not up to date or you require some more information, please call reception on 9595 9777 to discuss this further.

New Street Medical Centre stock all childhood vaccinations required for Immunisation Department, as well as additional private vaccinations.