For the purposes of FTB Part A and CCB, a child is immunised where the child is up-to-date and not overdue with vaccinations required at a particular age in accordance with the age appropriate vaccination schedule (188.8.131.52). A child may also have an approved exemption from receiving vaccinations.
From 1 July 2012, for the purposes of FTB Part A, children turning 1, 2 and 5 years need to meet the above requirements for each relevant income year (184.108.40.206).
For the purposes of CCB, a child aged under 7 years must meet the above requirements daily (220.127.116.11).
For both payments, the child's immunisation status, which is held by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, is automatically checked.
Policy reference: FA Guide 2.1.3 Immunisation & Health Check Requirements, 18.104.22.168 FTB Immunisation Requirements, 22.214.171.124 CCB Immunisation Requirements, 126.96.36.199 Vaccination Schedules (FTB, CCB), 188.8.131.52 Immunisation - Approved Exemptions (FTB, CCB)
Last reviewed: 20 September 2013