Govt wants vaccination documentation before kids start school

Ms Plibersek said she had written to all state and territory health ministers saying she would include an item on increasing vaccination rates at their next meeting, at the Standing Committee on Health.

“I am proposing we introduce a rigorous nationally consistent policy for schools to assess and document immunisation for all new enrolments as a way of identifying children who have slipped through the immunisation net or have not yet met the immunisation milestones,” Ms Plibersek said.

She said Western Australia, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT already had “school entry” legislation for immunisation but the