Is Your Child Vaccinated?
Is Your Child Vaccinated? In a recent UQ study, Milton & Paddington had some of the lowest vaccination rates in Australia of between 83.7 per cent and 85.5 per cent.
Immunisation is important to protect children from serious and often life-threatening diseases. It not only helps protect individual children but also protects the broader community by minimising the spread of disease.
From 1st of January this year there are ramifications for both childcare and Family assistance payments for unvaccinated children.
Paddington Medical Centre provides government funded vaccines for all eligable Australians, and will Bulk Bill all childhood vaccination appointments.
Call our reception on 3369 3922 to book an appointment or book online
From 1 January 2016, new laws may affect your childcare options, and your childcare payments. If you always vaccinate your child on time, you provide them with the best protection possible and don’t have to worry.
You may be asked to show an:
Immunisation history statement when first enrolling your child
Updated immunisation history statement when your child passes the 2, 4, 6, 12, 18 months and 4 years vaccination milestones.
In Queensland, if your child is not up to date, the service can choose to:
Cancel enrolment or refuse attendance
Conditionally accept enrolment or attendance.
You may also miss out on childcare payments from the Australian Government
Family Assistance Payments
Some family assistance payments are directly linked to children being fully vaccinated at key milestones.
They are the Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Family Tax Benefit Part A Supplement. To be eligible to receive these payments, your child must be fully vaccinated at each key milestone or be on a recognised immunisation catch-up schedule or have an approved exemption.
Family assistance payments are the responsibility of the Commonwealth Government and not the Queensland Government. For information on how family assistance payments might be affected by your child’s immunisation status visit theDepartment of Human Services.