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School Immunisation Program

12/03/2019

Year 7

In 2019, your child in Year 7 is offered free vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) and
diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough (pertussis).

Year 7 consent forms have already been given to students.  Any student needing another one can collect it from the school office.

Year 10

In 2019, your child in Year 10 is offered free vaccine against meningococcal ACWY disease.

Year 10 consent forms will be given to all students towards the end of term 2, 2019.

Why Immunise?

 
Immunising your child is important because:

 
  he/she needs a booster dose for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)

  • some immunisations need to be given in early adolescence (human papillomavirus)
  • Vaccination is free for your child through the School Immunisation Program for a limited time – take advantage of this while your child is eligible.

If you haven’t received the vaccination consent pack contact the school or download the consent card and information booklet from https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/school-based-vaccination-program 

Return the completed and signed vaccination consent card to the school

Only students with a completed and signed vaccination consent card will be vaccinated.

Please ensure your child has had breakfast on the day of vaccination and wears loose and comfortable clothing.

Let the school know as soon as possible if your child is going to be absent on the day of the school vaccination.

If your child misses the school immunisation, he/she can still be immunised:

  • at a catch-up school immunisation clinic (check with the school who your service provider is)
  • at a free community immunisation clinic (if offered by your local council or immunisation
  • service provider)
  • for meningococcal ACWY, take your child to your doctor or community immunisation clinic before the end of the following year
  • for HPV it is important the vaccination is completed before the end of the following year. If your child does not commence vaccination until 15 years or older, three doses of HPV vaccine is required at 0,2 and 6 months. The third dose may not be funded and will cost approximately $150.

Find out more:


For more details, see the information booklets (top right) on this page.