Vaccination legislation for early childhood services
Under the Public Health Act 2005, approved early childhood education and care services (ECEC services) can refuse the enrolment or attendance of children who are not up-to-date with their scheduled vaccinations.
This only applies to ECEC services approved under the
Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 or the Education and Care Services Act 2013. Unregulated services are not covered.
Learn more about: vaccination legislation for ECEC services.
Immunisation requirements for enrolment
Parents and/or carers may need to prove a child's immunisation status is up-to-date before they can enrol or attend an approved early childhood service.
Immunisation history statements
An immunisation history statement says whether a child's immunisation status is up-to-date or not up-to-date. This can be:
The Personal Health Record (the 'red book') from Queensland Health is not acceptable proof of immunisation because it only contains handwritten updates.
Parents and/or carers are encouraged to check with the service on their policy.
Learn more about:
child care immunisation requirements.
Australian Government's 'no jab, no pay'
The Australian Government has childhood immunisation requirements for certain Centrelink payments.