NSW Health is reminding parents and carers enrolling their children for the start of
primary or secondary school in 2019 to download their child’s immunisation history
From 1 April this year immunisation requirements in primary schools were extended to
include all secondary schools. Principals are now required to request an immunisation history statement when
The changes were made to help control disease outbreaks in schools by collecting
accurate information about
a child’s immunisation status.
NSW has achieved its highest vaccination rates ever thanks to record investment in
innovative immunisation programs. In 2018-19 the NSW Government will spend a
state-wide immunisation programs.
Students without an approved immunisation certificate and those who are unimmunised risk being excluded from school
for their own safety, if there is an
outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease.
Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director of Communicable Diseases at NSW Health, says the
new requirements are
stopping the spread of
“It's important for schools to have an immunisation history statement for each
manage disease outbreaks,” Dr Sheppeard
“Parents can easily access a child’s immunisation records at the Australian
which holds records
people of all ages.
“Vaccination is the most
effective way to protect
children from serious diseases and
NSW Immunisation Schedule sets out age-appropriate vaccines for children.”
For students going from a public primary school to a public secondary school, their immunisation history statement will automatically transfer across. Parents of other students
to download their child’s statement
the AIR today.
AIR Immunisation History Statements can be requested by:
For more information on immunisation requirements in primary and secondary schools visit: