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School Immunisation

This toolkit has been developed to help primary and secondary schools to comply with their legal responsibilities under the NSW Public Health Act 2010, including: 

• requesting an approved immunisation form at enrolment that shows that the student is: 

– fully immunised for their age; 

– not fully immunised for their age; or 

– has a medical reason not to be immunised; or 

– is on a recognised catch-up schedule 

• maintaining an immunisation register that records the immunisation status of students at enrollment

• retaining immunisation records for 3 years from the date on which each enrolled student ceases to attend the school, and providing a copy of a student’s immunisation certificate to a new school where the child is due to enrol (upon request) 

• notifying their local public health unit if an enrolled student has a vaccine preventable disease; or if an unvaccinated enrolled student has come into contact with a person with a vaccine preventable disease. 

More information about these legal responsibilities is available on the NSW Health website at

School Immunisation Enrolment Toolkit