Reminder: Free vaccinations for students in high school

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Immunisation remains a core health service during the COVID-19 pandemic with school based vaccination programs running throughout the year in 2021.

Year 7 students (year 8 in South Australia) are offered vaccines to protect them against human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough).

Year 10 students are offered a vaccine to protect them from meningococcal ACWY.

Keep an eye out for consent forms

Schools will distribute a consent form pack to all eligible students.

The child’s parent or guardian must read the information carefully, complete, sign and return the form to the school. Only students who have a completed consent form will be vaccinated.

As a parent or carer, it’s important to talk to your child about the importance of immunisation. If you need help to start the conversation and get them prepared, watch and share our vaccination videos for high school students.

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