ACT Government offers free vaccinations to all Canberra students in Years 7 and 10 through the School Health Program. Nurses from this team visit all schools in Canberra to administer the vaccines.
Students in years 7 and 10 will receive a consent card in the first week of Term 1.
Make sure you find, sign and return your child’s consent card to your school by the end of the first week of term. Only students who have a completed consent card for the vaccines will be immunised by the School Health Team nurses. Please return the form to the school even if you don’t consent to the immunisations.
Year 7 students are offered vaccines to protect them against human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough).
Year 10 students are eligible for the free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine.