Effective from 6pm Friday 12 November 2021, Victorian employers must now sight an employee’s Immunisation Medical Exemption Form (IM011 Form), to prove their exemption from the Vicotiran mandatory Vaccination Requirements.
The IM011 Form is a Medicare form that must be completed and signed by the person’s medical practitioner stating that they are unable to receive the first or second dose of the covid-19 vaccine because of a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness.
Medical practitioners are required to submit IM011 Forms to Services Victoria, Australian Immunisation Register for uploading to the patient’s Immunisation Record.
Once the IM011 Form is approved, a formal certificate will then be available for the patient via the myGov website (Formal Exemption Certificate).
Under the Directions, employers are not required to keep a copy of the Formal Exemption Certificate but must keep a record that they have sighted the certificate including the expiry date.
Recommendations to employers on or before 6pm 12th November 2021
- notify any workers who have previously submitted a medical exemption that they must now provide an IM011 Form on or before 6pm 12th November;
- sight and keep a record of workers who have produced an IM011 Form and its expiry date;
- ensure that any worker who does not produce an IM011 Form as required by Victorian law, not attend the workplace (outside their place of residence)