No Jab No Play legislation was introduced in Victoria on 1 January 2016 to increase vaccination rates for young children in the community while maintaining access for families to childcare and kindergarten. Victoria has a target of 95 per cent immunisation for all children under 5 years of age. Before enrolling a child, the No Jab No Play legislation requires early childhood services in Victoria to first obtain evidence that the child is: fully immunised for their age OR; on an approved vaccination catch-up program OR; unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.
By reviewing the No Jab No Play legislation, we hope to better understand how appropriate and effective Victoria’s immunisation policy has been on childhood outcomes and the service system. The Centre for Evaluation and Research are conducting the review and are seeking feedback from parents and carers impacted by No Jab No Play. A review of the legislation is to be laid before Parliament before 30 November 2020. Findings will contribute evidence to inform future immunisation policy and system improvement.
Parents and carers of young children aged 0-5 years are key stakeholders in the review as they make decisions about vaccination of their children and can provide insights about implementation of No Jab No Play.
All parents and carers of children currently impacted by No Jab No Play are invited to participate in the survey about No Jab No Play, and how this has influenced your child’s immunisation and enrolment in kindergarten and or childcare. Sharing your insights and experiences will help shape the planning and decision making for system improvement.
The Centre for Evaluation and Research are committed to the confidentiality, privacy and security of your responses. For more information on how your responses will be used and kept secure please see the privacy statement below.
The survey will close on the 10th of March 2020.
Survey for Victorian parents and carers of children aged 0 to 5 years
This survey is voluntary and you can choose not to participate in it. You will not be asked to provide personal identifying information. Please do not include any personal identifying information in your response. Before you commence the survey, you will be asked to create an Engage Victoria account. This is to ensure people only complete the survey once. Your account will not be linked to your survey responses. The survey is estimated to take up to 15 minutes to complete.
How will my responses be kept confidential, private and secure?
This survey is voluntary and you can choose not to participate in it. The survey does not ask you to provide personal identifying information. Please do not include any personal identifying information in your response. You will be asked to create an Engage Victoria account before you do the survey. This is to ensure that people only complete the survey once. Your account will not be linked to your survey response.
The Centre for Evaluation and Research are committed to the confidentiality, privacy and security of your responses. To achieve this the following protocols will be followed:
- If a response should contain personally identifying information, we will take reasonable steps to remove or de-identify that information before providing any reports to the Department of Health and Human Services or the public that draw on survey responses.
- All response data will be stored only on Department of Health and Human Services secure servers after it has been collected from the Engage Victoria platform, once the data is transferred to the Department it will be securely removed from the Engage Victoria platform.