Child Care Benefit (Vaccination Schedules) (DEEWR) Determination 2013

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Child Care Benefit (Vaccination Schedules) (DEEWR) Determination 2013
 
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999
I, KATE ELLIS, Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care, make this Determination under section 4 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.
Dated                                                              14 June 2013
Kate Ellis
Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care
 
Part 1        Preliminary
 
1            Name of Determination
This Determination is the Child Care Benefit (Vaccination Schedules) (DEEWR) Determination 2013.
2            Commencement
This Determination commences on 1 July 2013.
3            Revocation
The Family Assistance (Vaccination Schedules) (DEEWR) Determination 2009 is revoked.
4            Definitions
In this Determination:
Act means the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.
Australian Immunisation Handbook means the 10th edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook, published by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Note:   As of 1 July 2013, the Australian Immunisation Handbook can be found at:
http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home.
Hib means Haemophilis influenza type b.
5            Application
(1)     This Determination applies to child care benefit.
(2)     This Determination applies to all claims for child care benefit made on or after 1 July 2013.
Part 2        Vaccination schedules
6            Standard vaccination schedule
(1)     For paragraph (a) of the definition of immunised in section 3 of the Act, the standard vaccination schedule for a child is determined by the following table.
 
If the child was born…
… then the standard vaccination schedule for the child is the schedule set out in the following Schedule to this determination

before 1 July 2013
Schedule 1

on or after 1 July 2013 and before 1 July 2014
Schedule 2

on or after 1 July 2014
Schedule 3

(2)     The following paragraphs form part of the standard vaccination schedules mentioned in subsection (1):
(a)     a child must receive a vaccination against each antigen or disease mentioned in column 3 of an item of the standard vaccination schedule for the child within one month of reaching the age mentioned in column 2 for that item; and
(b)     the vaccine for the vaccination against each antigen or disease mentioned in the standard vaccination schedule for a child must be, if the child receives the vaccination in Australia:
(i)      administered to the child by a recognised immunisation provider; and
(ii)     registered as a vaccine for the antigen or disease on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
7              Catch up vaccination schedule
(1)     For paragraph (b) of the definition of immunised in section 3 of the Act, the catch up vaccination schedule for a child is the catch up vaccination schedule for the child determined in accordance with section 2.1.5 of the Australian Immunisation Handbook, to the extent that the schedule relates to the antigens and diseases mentioned in column 3 of Schedules 1 to 3 of this Determination (relevant antigens and diseases).
(2)     The following paragraphs form part of the catch up vaccination schedules mentioned in subsection (1) for a child:
(a)     a child must receive a vaccination against each antigen or disease in the catch up vaccination schedule for the child within one month of reaching the age that the catch up vaccination schedule for the child states the child should be so vaccinated; and
(b)     the vaccine for the vaccination against each antigen or disease mentioned in the catch up vaccination schedule for a child must be, if the child receives the vaccination in Australia:
(i)      administered to the child by a recognised immunisation provider; and
(ii)     registered as a vaccine for the antigen or disease on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
Schedule 1        Standard vaccination schedule – child born before 1 July 2013
 
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Child’s age
Antigen or disease

1
2 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B

2
4 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B

3
6 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)

4
12 months
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)

5
4 years
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Measles
Mumps
Rubella

Schedule 2        Standard vaccination schedule – child born on or after 1 July 2013 and before 1 July 2014
 
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Child’s age
Antigen or disease

1
2 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B

2
4 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B

3
6 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)

4
12 months
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)
Meningococcal C

5
18 months
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Pneumococcal*

6
4 years
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio

*        Additional dose required at 18 months when Synflorix vaccine is used in the primary coursese.
 
Schedule 3        Standard vaccination schedule – child born on or after 1 July 2014
 
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Child’s age
Antigen or disease

1
2 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal

2
4 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal

3
6 months
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)
Pneumococcal

4
12 months
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Hib
Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)
Meningococcal C

5
18 months
Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Varicella
Pneumococcal*

6
4 years
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis
Polio

*        Additional dose required at 18 months when Synflorix vaccine is used in the primary coursese.