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This Determination, which is relevant only to maternity immunisation allowance, replaces the vaccination schedules for the purposes of the definition of ‘immunised’ in subsection 3(1) of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999, to cover older children, including those vaccinated outside Australia and to redefine the circumstances in which a child is considered to be overdue for a particular vaccination.
Administered by: Social Services
Made 15 Dec 2008
Registered 18 Dec 2008
Tabled HR 03 Feb 2009
Tabled Senate 03 Feb 2009
Date of repeal 01 Jan 2016
Repealed by Family Assistance (Vaccination Schedules) (DSS) Determination 2015

I, JENNY MACKLIN, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, make this Determination under section 4 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

Dated             15th December                      2008

J Macklin

Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs


Contents

Part 1                    Preliminary

                        1     Name of Determination                                                                         2

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  2

                        3     Definitions                                                                                           2

                        4     Application                                                                                          2

                        5     Application of the Family Assistance (Vaccination Schedules) Determination 2003       2

Part 2                    Vaccination schedules

                        6     Standard vaccination schedule                                                              3

                        7     Catch up vaccination schedule                                                              3

Schedule 1             Standard vaccination schedule                                                         4

 



 

Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Family Assistance (Vaccination Schedules) (FaHCSIA) Determination 2008.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 January 2009.

3              Definitions

                In this Determination:

Act means the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods means the register maintained under section 9A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Hib means Haemophilus influenzae type b.

National Health and Medical Research Council means the council established by section 5B of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.

Path A means vaccination using PRP-T and HbOC Hib vaccines.

Path B means vaccination using PRP-OMP Hib vaccines. 

4              Application

         (1)   This Determination applies to maternity immunisation allowance.

         (2)   This Determination applies to all claims made after 31 December 2008.

5              Application of the Family Assistance (Vaccination Schedules) Determination 2003

                The Family Assistance (Vaccination Schedules) Determination 2003 does not apply to claims for maternity immunisation allowance made after 31 December 2008.


 

Part 2                 Vaccination schedules

  

6              Standard vaccination schedule

         (1)   Subject to subsections (2) to (6), the standard vaccination schedule is the schedule set out in Schedule 1, under which a child must be vaccinated against a disease or antigen mentioned in an item at the age mentioned in that item.

         (2)   Subject to subsection (3), a child is not taken to be overdue for a vaccination under the standard vaccination schedule until one month after the vaccination is due.

         (3)   A child born prior to 1 January 2005 is not taken to be overdue for a vaccination due at age 4 years under the standard vaccination schedule until 1 year after the vaccination is due.

         (4)   Subject to subsection (5), a vaccine used to vaccinate a child against an antigen or disease mentioned in Schedule 1 must be registered as a vaccine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

         (5)   Subsection (4) does not apply to a vaccine used to vaccinate a child while the child is outside Australia.

        (6)  For Hib, a child may be vaccinated in accordance with either Path A or Path B.

 

7              Catch up vaccination schedule

         (1)   The catch up vaccination schedule is the catch up vaccination schedule published by the National Health and Medical Research Council in the Australian Immunisation Handbook, to the extent that it relates to the vaccinations against diseases or antigens listed in Schedule 1, and the relevant vaccine meets the requirements of subsection 6(4).

         (2)   A child other than a child mentioned in subsection (3) is not taken to be overdue for a vaccination under the catch up vaccination schedule until one month after the vaccination is due.

         (3)   A child born prior to 1 January 2005 is not taken to be overdue for a vaccination due on or after the day the child turns 4 years under the catch up vaccination schedule until the later of the following:

                (a)   the day the child turns 5 years;

                (b)   1 month after the vaccination is due.



 

Schedule 1        Standard vaccination schedule

(subsection 6 (1))

  

Item

Age

Diseases or antigens

1

2 months

Hepatitis B

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Hib (Path A or B)

Poliomyelitis

2

4 months

Hepatitis B

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Hib (Path A or B)

Poliomyelitis

3

6 months

Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Poliomyelitis

Hib (Path A)

4

12 months

Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)

Hib (Path A or B)

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

5

4 years

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Poliomyelitis

Measles

Mumps

Rubella