The Meningococcal W immunisation program has been launched in response to the increase in meningococcal W infection.
Some of the highest rates of meningococcal carriage and illness occur among 15-19 year olds. Once infected, this age group can transmit bacteria to people who are at an increased risk of infection, including young children.
It is expected that providing the meningococcal W (Men W) vaccine to this group will reduce the spread of this potentially life threatening infection within the WA community.
Parents/legal guardians are asked to complete and sign the consent forms and return them to the school. Please return form whether you consent or do not consent to your child receiving the vaccination.
If you do not receive a vaccination consent form from your child, please ask at the school office for one.
If you have any queries regarding the program please contact Sally Moir- School Based Immunisation Coordinator on 9842 7526.
Vaccinations will also be available through our community based Immunisation clinic at Warden Avenue. Phone 98922499 for an appointment.