Immunisation Information for Parents/Legal Guardians of Year 8 and 10 Students
The SA School Immunisation Program will be offered at your school by Eastern Health Authority.
All Year 8 students will be offered:
- 2 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil9 at 2 separate visits.
- 1 dose of the diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough vaccine.
All Year 10 students will be offered:
- 2 doses of the meningococcal B vaccine, Bexsero at 2 separate visits.
- 1 dose of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine, Nimenrix.
Immunisation consent packs have been sent home with all Year 8 students. Year 10 students will receive theirs on their return to the College. It is important that you read the information contained in the packs before you give consent for your child to be vaccinated at school. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Eastern Health Authority - phone 8132 3600 or www.eha.sa.gov.au
All parents / legal guardians are to complete, sign and return the Consent Cards, even if you do not consent for the student to be vaccinated at school. Students aged 16 years and above can consent for themselves.
If you do not receive an Immunisation Consent pack from your child, please ask at the SSO.
If you do not want your child to be vaccinated at school, please contact Eastern Health Authority to arrange for your child to receive the free vaccines. If you go to your local doctor for the vaccination, they will need to order the vaccine and may charge a consultation fee.
Remember to keep your child's School Immunisation Program records in a safe place as they may be required for future employment or travel.
Medical Support Officer