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U.K. Vaccinated child - issues with receiving government support

Old Mar 4th 2016, 10:29 pm
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The HepA vacc is for those 'at risk' so it is possible the child may not require that one. If you're child has already had chicken pox they also will not require the pertussis vacc. Be sure to tell them if your child has had chicken pox.

As HepB is on the list you 'should 'not need to pay for it. We certainly didn't. However, as it is just for one injection to complete the course a payment may be required but TBH I would be surprised if they did charge you.
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I was told by several officials that Hep B is now an Australian government requirement (see guidelines above in force from 2015) if you want to enrol your child in most schools and if you want to receive child care benefit and / or rebate. I've never been told they only need Hep B if your child is at risk.

I think it's worth checking your individual child's requirements with more than once source just to be sure.
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Old Mar 5th 2016, 12:02 am
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Originally Posted by smaux04 View Post
I was told by several officials that Hep B is now an Australian government requirement (see guidelines above in force from 2015) if you want to enrol your child in most schools and if you want to receive child care benefit and / or rebate. I've never been told they only need Hep B if your child is at risk.

I think it's worth checking your individual child's requirements with more than once source just to be sure.
If you read my post correctly you will see that I said the HepA is the one for 'at risk' people.

HepB is required for all and as such is a free vaccine. Both of my children have up to date immunisation records registered with Medicare and neither of them have had the HepA vaccine.
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Insisting on the HepB is fine in theory however my daughter had it done at school, found out two years later that it had never taken so she had another dose and we found out recently that it still hasn't taken. Doctor said it was quite common She's not bothering again. However they want the kids to have the jabs, they don't necessarily want them protected.
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Rasen78 - yes you are correct, I meant to write Hep A and not Hep B when referring to the one that is given to those at risk / to those considered to need it.

Tr1boy - another thing to do when you get out here....
In addition to getting a catchup vaccination schedule done, you will need to get a GP or another approved specialist to complete the Immunisation History Form. This can be found on the internet and also all GP's have a copy of it.

Once it is filled out then it is sent into ACIR and they put it on the system along with the details of the catchup schedule. Once they have both those documents then they will upload the data to the mygov site which is where all the data is held.

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Originally Posted by smaux04 View Post
Rasen78 - yes you are correct, I meant to write Hep A and not Hep B when referring to the one that is given to those at risk / to those considered to need it.

Tr1boy - another thing to do when you get out here....
In addition to getting a catchup vaccination schedule done, you will need to get a GP or another approved specialist to complete the Immunisation History Form. This can be found on the internet and also all GP's have a copy of it.

Once it is filled out then it is sent into ACIR and they put it on the system along with the details of the catchup schedule. Once they have both those documents then they will upload the data to the mygov site which is where all the data is held.

Hope this helps!
Thanks very much my wife has been on the phone to her regular GP in Sydney as well, so we should be up to speed when we get here. First trip will be to the Medicare office of course.
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