Department of Health & Human Services
AHA assessed the enablers and barriers, to the presentation of immunisation status certificates (ISCs) at primary school enrolment
It is a legal requirement that immunisation status certificates be presented to primary schools before a child commences school in Victoria. However, data collected by the Department indicated minimal enforcement of this school entry immunisation legislation.
The goals of the evaluation were to:
AHA applied a mix method data collection protocol to support this evaluation. This included analysis of secondary data (Australian Childhood Immunisation Register), review of school website content and in depth telephone interviews with school representatives (principals and administrative staff), immunisation providers and parents of prep students.
The sample for interview included representative from:
AHA provided the Department with a comprehensive report detailing key findings and recommendations to inform future strategies to improve legislative compliance.
It's a legal requirement in Victoria that immunisation status certificates be presented to primary schools before a child commences. However school compliance with this requirement has been sub optimal in some areas of Victoria.