National Immunisation Program - Tasmania
Adult and Child Immunisation Schedule (Feb 2012)
Under the Public Health Act 1997, parents and guardians must give schools and daycare facilities information about their child’s vaccinations. This aims to stop the spread of illness and disease. Immunisation is the only effective defence, and it is necessary to have as many children vaccinated as possible.
If your child is starting school or childcare, you must provide a written statement on whether your child is immunised against:
- chicken pox (varicella)
- haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- hepatitis B
- meningococcal infection
- pneumococcal disease
- rubella (german measles)
- whooping cough (pertussis)
Children can be immunised at school if your council runs a school immunisation program. These programs are run in either Grade 6 or 7 and provide vaccinations against hepatitis B, varicella (chicken pox) and, for girls, human papilloma virus (to protect against cervical cancer). Contact the Environmental Health Officer at your local council for advice.
Want more information?
For more information about immunisation requirements, speak to:
- your child’s school or child care facility
- your local council
- your doctor
- the Family, Child and Youth Health nurse in your local community
- public health hotline.