What is the School Immunisation Program?
Schools play an invaluable role in looking after the health of their students. Immunisation against a number of diseases is one strategy which contributes to the wellbeing of both the individual and the community as a whole.
School immunisation programs are regarded as a highly efficient and cost effective way to immunise an age group which can otherwise be difficult to reach.
Queensland Health acknowledges the important role schools play in helping service providers conduct a vaccination clinic. Queensland Health’s annual School Immunisation Program (SIP) provides secondary school students in state and non-state schools across Queensland the opportunity to be vaccinated against a range of diseases.
Year 7 students are offered free vaccinations against:
- human papillomavirus (HPV)
- diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)
Year 10 students are offered free vaccination to protect against:
meningococcal A, C, W and Y disease.
School Immunisation Program 2022
14 March 2022
Year 7 HPV (1) & dTpa(5)
25 July 2022
Year 10 MenACWY(2)
10 October 2022
|Year 7 HPV (2)