HPV, Boostrix & Varilix - Year 7
In 2017, Year 7 students will be offered immunisation. Information packs will be sent home with your child in February. Please read the information carefully and complete the consent card and send it back to school. It is important to send the card back to school even if you do not consent for immunisation to be given.
Students in Year 7 at secondary school will be offered the following vaccinations:
- HPV - Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus)
- Boostrix (Adolescent Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis)
- Varilrix (Chickenpox)
Meningococcal W - Years 10, 11 & 12
On Wednesday 8 March 2017, the State Government announced they would fund a school based Meningococcal W vaccination program. The vaccine is for years 10,11 & 12 students for this year only, based on recommendations from national immunisation experts. This was in response to an increased prevalence of Meningococcal W disease in Australia.
Consent cards have been distributed to schools. If you haven't received one, please download from the Immunehero website and return to the school asap.
Please Note: The vaccine is also free to young people not in secondary school but of an equivalent age (age 15 - 19 years). This can be given at any of our council immunisation sessions. Please see our Immunisation program for dates, venues and times.
Further information can be found by visiting Immune Hero website.