Department of Health

Resources for ‘No Jab, No Play’

This information below is for staff of early childhood education and care services. It contains guidance and resources to assist you in meeting your obligations under 'No Jab, No Play' legislation.

 

Resources

  • Immunisation and enrolment decision aid flowchart

    Use this handy reference to see the pathways to follow when assessing if a child can be enrolled under the 'No Jab, No Play' requirements.

    Immunisation evidence request decision aid flow chart

    Use this flowchart to see the pathways to follow when issuing requests to parents/carers to provide evidence of up to date immunisation.

    Step by step guide to assessing an Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) statement for enrolment

    Follow this guide to determine if an immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is acceptable to confirm enrolment.

    Immunisation after enrolment: fact sheet for parents

    Fact sheet for parents/carers who want or need additional information regarding their obligation to maintain evidence of up to date immunisation for their child at the service.

    Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) statement example – do enrol

    An image showing an immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), including explaining why this example could be used to confirm enrolment.

    Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) statement example – do not enrol

    An image showing an immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) explains why this example could not be used to confirm enrolment.

    Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) statement example – medical exemption

    An image showing an immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) highlighting how medical exemptions to vaccines are recorded.

    Immunisation for children in out-of-home care

    Three fact sheets; one for carers, immunisation providers, and child protection practitioners/case managers; covering how to get consent for immunisation, finding out if a child is up to date with immunisations, requirements for benefits, payments, and enrolment in care.

  • Parent enrolment letter template

    Use this example letter as a basis for correspondence with parents seeking to finalise enrolment. Copy, download or adapt this letter to suit your service.

    'Support period' (also known as the 'grace period') eligibility assessment form

    Use this form to determine if a child can enrol without up to date documentation under the 16-week 'support period' (also known as the 'grace period'). This form is for use by your service in conversation with the parent. It is not a form for parents to complete on their own.

    Key dates Excel tool

    Use this Excel tool to help you determine if a child's vaccinations are up to date to confirm enrolment.

    Key dates work form

    Use this paper-based form of the Key date Excel tool to help you determine if a child's vaccinations are up to date for enrolment.

    Initial immunisation evidence request text

    Adapt this text to suit your needs when sending initial requests for immunisation evidence to parents/carers. It includes minimum suggested text and additional suggested text. The minimum suggested text is available in a range of languages. (See CALD resources on this page).

    Follow-up immunisation evidence request text

    When reviewing their child's records, you can adapt this text when providing follow-up reminders to parents/carers that show that the information you have is outdated.

    Scenarios for timing immunisation evidence requests

    You can use these two scenarios when planning the timing of reminders to parents/carers to provide evidence of up to date immunisation.

    Text for your service's parent manual

    Adapt this text to include in the information you give to parents/carers on enrolment. It provides information on the requirement for parents/carers to continue to provide evidence of up to date immunisation while their child is attending your service.

  • Starting childcare or kindergarten brochure

    Order free copies

    This helps parents/carers understand their responsibilities regarding enrolling their child in early childhood education and care services.

    The brochure has been translated into a range of languages; see CALD resources on this page.

    Vaccination records reminder card

    Order free copies

    This free, printed card is the size of a business card, ideal for prompt parents/carers to provide updated information regarding the immunisation status of an enrolled child. The card provides parents with information on how to obtain updated documentation.

    Minimum period of exclusion from primary schools and children's services centres for infectious diseases cases and contacts poster

    This poster lists all infectious diseases that require children to stay away from your service and for how long. You can use this poster when communicating with parents of sick children. To order copies, telephone Communicable Disease Prevention and Control on 1300 651 160.

    Are your child's immunisations up to date? poster

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    Are your child's immunisations up to date? A3 poster for display in your service to remind parents of the requirement to be up to date with immunisations

  • Starting childcare or kindergarten brochure

    Arabic, Dari, Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese

    This helps parents/carers understand their responsibilities regarding enrolling their child in early childhood education and care services.

    The brochure is available in Arabic, Dari, Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

    Go to the Health Translations website and search 'starting childcare or kindergarten' to download translated versions.

    Fact sheet for migrants and other non-Medicare cardholders: immunisation and enrolling in early childhood education and care services in Victoria

    This fact sheet is designed as a guide to assist recently arrived migrants and other non-Medicare cardholders to obtain an immunisation history statement required for enrolling children in early childhood education and care services in Victoria.

    Immunisation evidence reminder

    Arabic, Dari, Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese

    This text is the minimum recommended text that children's services can use when reminding parents of enrolled children of the requirement to provide the service with an up to date immunisation history statement.

    The immunisation evidence request text is available in Arabic, Dari, Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

    Catch up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria

    Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chin, Dari, Farsi, Karen, Tamil.

    This fact sheet explains the requirements and processes for refugees and asylum seekers to obtain free vaccines available under the Australian Immunisation Program. The information sheet catch-up vaccinations for refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria is available in Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chin, Dari, Farsi, Karen, Tamil.

    Vaccinations in Victoria video

    English, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Dari, Hazaragi, Nepalese, Persian, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Urdu.

    The Better Health Channel has a Vaccinations in Victoria video that provides an overview of the immunisation program in Victoria for families who have moved from overseas. It covers childhood, adolescent, and adult immunisation, who provides vaccines, how they are recorded and what immunisation records are required for enrolling in early childhood education and care services and primary school.

    The video is available in English, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Dari, Hazaragi, Nepalese, Persian, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Urdu.

Parents/carers should visit the Better Health Channel - 'No Jab, No Play'.
Immunisation Providers should access the 'No Jab, No Play' fact sheet for immunisation providers.

Reviewed 30 December 2021

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