School immunisations for teenagers

Immunisation protects people from harmful diseases. If your child is aged 10 to 19, they can receive free vaccinations at school as part of the Secondary School Immunisation Program.

Immunisations are safe and effective and administered by a council nurse at secondary schools.

You will be provided with information about these immunisation sessions by your child’s school and must return a card to the school providing or declining your consent.

Students in Year 7 (or aged 12-13) receive diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) combined vaccine and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The HPV vaccine has recently changed from a 2 dose course to a single dose.

More on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Students in Year 10 (or aged 15-16) receive the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

More on Secondary School Immunisation

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