Perhaps we’ve been looking at Childcare Centre Health the wrong way? Children have no immunity at birth and actually require the process of recurrent illnesses to boost and create an immune reaction (immunity). By default, they will get sick!
Facility protocols and clearance certificates are an attempt to limit what seems like ‘Trojan Horse’ type contagiousness and illness spread. The irony is that unprotected staff (those with a mature immunity) remain one of the largest manageable risks to prevent vaccine-targeted illnesses spreading. The current Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority do place emphasis on Centre Directors and Operators to support staff vaccination requirements for illnesses such as annual Influenza and Whooping Cough as a means of upholding their duty of care to minimise vaccine preventable diseases in the facility (According to QA2).
Ref: NHMRC Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services, 2013
VirtueVax is focal in ensuring this recommendation is upheld along with providing facility staff appropriate evidence-based materials to guide informed personal choice.
Vaccinated Workplaces will receive a Certificate of Currency for display.
A Centre’s attitude toward their staff’s health is a reflection of their focus on the children. Remain exceeding in QA2!