Early Childhood Services and Immunisation Discussion Paper

3 June 2019

The State Government is committed to protecting children and believes that South Australia should have the highest childhood immunisation rates possible, leading the nation.

We want your feedback on ways we can further strengthen protection of children against vaccine preventable diseases.

We have released the Early Childhood Services and Immunisation Discussion Paper (PDF 945KB) which proposes a range of options that would require, with rare exception, children in SA to be up-to-date with immunisations (or on an approved catch-up program) as a condition of enrolment and potentially attendance at early childhood services.

The Discussion Paper outlines the related public health issues, provides background information and investigates the experience of other Australian states. It goes into detail about each proposal and the anticipated impacts to the early education and care industry, families and children.

I encourage you to read the Discussion Paper (PDF 945KB) and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 366KB). You can provide feedback by:

Feedback from this consultation will assist us to identify issues of concern, to develop the proposals and identify any additional options or proposals for reform not already identified. This information will assist in the development of future legislation.

Submission can be made until 5pm Friday 28 June 2019.

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