Schools Health Team
The School Health Immunisation team of nurses offer age appropriate vaccinations at your child's school at a prearranged date and time
Information is sent home to you via your child's school. Consent is required prior to vaccination. Further information is available by contacting the High School Immunisation Program or School Health Administrator on (02) 5124 1585
What diseases is my child being protected against in year 7?
Your child’s vaccinations immunise them against various diseases, including:
HPV vaccine (Gardasil®9)
HPV is a common virus that affects both women and men. The vaccine is offered to Year 7 girls and boys and requires a course of two injections over the school year to develop the immune response.
The Department of Health, in partnership with NCIRS and Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation (SKAI), has developed a range of consumer resources to educate you on HPV. These include a factsheet and a student video. Please visit the Department of Health for more information.
Please note that these vaccines are now free from GP’s up until your child’s 20th birthday, however some GP’s may charge a consultation fee.
Meningococcal ACWY school vaccination program for Year 10’s
ACT Health administers the meningococcal ACWY school-based vaccination program for Year 10 students.
The School Health Team provides the vaccination that protects against the meningococcal A, C, W and Y strains.
A catch-up program is also available for teenagers between 16 and 19. This is accessible through your GP.
Please see the links below for more information:
Vaccination information for home schooled children
How do I care for my child after their immunisation?
All vaccines used in Australia undergo extensive research and must be approved for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Before a vaccine can be licensed, it is tested over several years to ensure it is safe and that it works.
However, if you, your child or a client experience an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI), please complete the Immunisation Adverse Event Reporting Form or call the immunisation unit on (02) 6205 2300.