School Entry Immunisation Status Certificate
A school entry Immunisation Status Certificate is a specific document that shows your child's record of immunisation.
It is a legal requirement to provide this certificate when enrolling in a primary school in Victoria. It assists health authorities in protecting children in the event of a vaccine-preventable disease occurrence in school.
You will automatically receive a history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) after your child has completed the vaccine schedule for four-year-olds and has had all the childhood immunisations required. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.
The document should state at the bottom of the page, ‘This child has received all vaccines required by five years of age’, thus making it an official school entry Immunisation Status Certificate.
If for some reason your child's immunisation records are incomplete or missing, or your child has been vaccinated overseas or has never been vaccinated, please contact Council's immunisation officer on 8290 3335 for assistance.
If you have lost the certificate, contact the AIR on 1800 653 809 to obtain another copy, or request a copy by visiting the Australian Government's Medicare Australia website. It is important that the AIR has your current address details to make sure you receive your certificate.