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3yo Kindy and immunisation


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#1 JayPeePee

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:33 PM

I've just started looking into kindys in my area and the current forerunner does NOT have a requirement to be immunised to attend. Is this normal practice?

#2 seayork2002

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:35 PM

I have not heard it is actually mandatory yet

#3 Mollycoddle

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:41 PM

It's not mandatory, centres can make their own rules.  You just don't get the government rebates if you don't do it.

#4 rosie28

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

It not common practice but I believe it is allowed. It would remove the kinder from contention for me though!

#5 JayPeePee

Posted 17 June 2019 - 03:58 PM

Oh wow, I didn't realise it wasn't mandatory.

View Postrosie28, on 17 June 2019 - 03:51 PM, said:

It not common practice but I believe it is allowed. It would remove the kinder from contention for me though!

Yeah, I'm disappointed as it seemed a good fit.

#6 WaitForMe

Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:45 PM

Might depend on the state?

For instance, I thought in Vic you had to be up to date to enrol.

#7 Mmmcheese

Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:07 PM

Vic you have to be up to date to enrol... Not sure about other states.

#8 ERipley

Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:55 PM

View PostWaitForMe, on 17 June 2019 - 04:45 PM, said:

Might depend on the state?

For instance, I thought in Vic you had to be up to date to enrol.

Yep, we’ve just enrolled in a kindergarten in Vic and they wouldn’t let us enrol without proof of up to date vaccinations. Same at my son’s two others kindergartens the last two years.

#9 JayPeePee

Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:13 PM

I have found another kinder nearby that requires immunisation.
Thanks everyone for your help.

#10 Mrs Claus

Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:31 PM

View Postrosie28, on 17 June 2019 - 03:51 PM, said:

It not common practice but I believe it is allowed. It would remove the kinder from contention for me though!

Why? If you’re kids are immunised then it shouldn’t be an issue

#11 blimkybill

Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:32 PM

View PostWaitForMe, on 17 June 2019 - 04:45 PM, said:

Might depend on the state?

For instance, I thought in Vic you had to be up to date to enrol.
Victoria has state based rules that differ from all other states. In most states, immunisation is not compulsory. However children may be asked to stay home if there is an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease. If you are not in Victoria you may just have to deal with it.

#12 Lunafreya

Posted 17 June 2019 - 06:55 PM

View PostMrs Claus, on 17 June 2019 - 06:31 PM, said:



Why? If you’re kids are immunised then it shouldn’t be an issue

Oh FFS...

#13 just roses

Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:00 PM

View PostMrs Claus, on 17 June 2019 - 06:31 PM, said:

Why? If you’re kids are immunised then it shouldn’t be an issue
It's an issue.

Vaccines are safe and effective. But vaccinated children can still become infected.

A rare kindy that doesn't require immunisation is likely to attract unvaxed kids, and so you'd expect vaccine preventable illnesses to spread through that centre in the even to of an outbreak, putting at risk both the vaxxed and non-vaxxed kids. Not to mention the siblings too young to be vaccinated.

#14 PrincessPeach

Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:05 PM

View PostWaitForMe, on 17 June 2019 - 04:45 PM, said:

Might depend on the state?

For instance, I thought in Vic you had to be up to date to enrol.

Kindy in Qld is the year before school & the only ones I know of that don't require compulsory vaccination are the stand alone community sessional kindy's. All other kindy programs are run through long daycare centres & I haven't found one of those that didn't require up to date status (or medical exemption certificates).

But if there is a case of a vaccine preventable illness all unvaccinated children are not allowed to attend for that timeframe.

#15 Lunafreya

Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:05 PM

For comparison, my son’s kindy is super hippy and multicultural Nude food, messy play, celebrates Eid and the cherry blossom festival...yet vaccination is a requirement.

#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 17 June 2019 - 07:07 PM

View PostLunafreya, on 17 June 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

For comparison, my son’s kindy is super hippy and multicultural Nude food, messy play, celebrates Eid and the cherry blossom festival...yet vaccination is a requirement.
That’s not a standard education setting?

Seems more mainstream than hippy to me.

#17 Lunafreya

Posted 18 June 2019 - 06:32 AM

View PostExpelliarmus, on 17 June 2019 - 07:07 PM, said:


That’s not a standard education setting?

Seems more mainstream than hippy to me.
We have rather “corporate” kindys in the area. This stands out

#18 WTFancie shmancie

Posted 23 June 2019 - 08:26 PM

View PostMrs Claus, on 17 June 2019 - 06:31 PM, said:

Why? If you’re kids are immunised then it shouldn’t be an issue

Last I heard, pre-schoolers aren't signing themselves out and heading home by themselves.

Young babies would be at risk when they are brought into the building to pick up siblings.

Children with impaired immune systems who attend would be at risk from those not vaccinated.

#19 Soontobegran

Posted 23 June 2019 - 08:55 PM

View PostMrs Claus, on 17 June 2019 - 06:31 PM, said:



Why? If you’re kids are immunised then it shouldn’t be an issue

And here lies a problem.

#20 WaitForMe

Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:48 PM

View PostWTFancie shmancie, on 23 June 2019 - 08:26 PM, said:

Last I heard, pre-schoolers aren't signing themselves out and heading home by themselves.

Young babies would be at risk when they are brought into the building to pick up siblings.

Children with impaired immune systems who attend would be at risk from those not vaccinated.

At a school with a low vax rate and a bit of a chicken pox outbreak, I heard it was the younger siblings that really took the hit.

Preschoolers are I'd imagine more likely to have newborn or too young to vax siblings.

#21 ipsee

Posted 23 June 2019 - 10:56 PM

View PostMrs Claus, on 17 June 2019 - 06:31 PM, said:

Why? If you’re kids are immunised then it shouldn’t be an issue

Imagine believing that immunisation was 100% effective, and still not getting your kids immunised!

#22 knottygirl

Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:04 PM

View Postipsee, on 23 June 2019 - 10:56 PM, said:



Imagine believing that immunisation was 100% effective, and still not getting your kids immunised!

And when there is an outbreak it’s blamed on shedding 🙄🙄 not on the unvaccinated kids.




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