There are many infectious diseases that affect children and young people including:
Primary school students who do not have proof of immunisation may have to stay at home during an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease at school. Particular arrangements will be worked out by the local public health unit in consultation with the school.
Schools may notify parents of the outbreak so that families are aware of the symptoms.
NSW Health provides:
Schools and parents should contact their local public health unit for advice regarding infectious diseases.
Principals must contact their public health unit to notify any of the following vaccine preventable diseases:
- Rubella (German measles)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
Principals are referred to Infection Control Guidelines (Intranet only) for further information about contacting public health units and on communicating with the school community about infectious diseases.