Year 7 and 10 Meningococcal & Immunisation Program 2020

The 2020 WA School Based Immunisation Program will be offered at your school by the local Community School Health Immunisation nurses.

 

These vaccinations are free to all year 7 students and will be undertaken in terms 1 and 4.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Gardasil 9 the new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination and will be given in a 2-dose schedule in terms 1 and 4.
  • Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (whooping cough) will be given in term 1.

Vaccination consent forms will be sent home with students.  Parents/legal guardians are asked to complete and sign the forms and return them to the school. Even if you are not consenting to your child receiving the vaccines, please return the form.

 

If you do not receive a vaccination consent form for your child, please ask at the school office for one. An information pamphlet is included in the envelope.  Immunisation forms are to be returned to school as soon as possible for checking.

 

Any queries regarding the Immunisation program please contact Sally Moir on 9842 7526.

 

If your child is not vaccinated at school they can come to our Immunisation clinic at the Albany Health Campus.  No cost is involved. Phone 9892 2499 for an appointment.

WA Meningococcal W Immunisation program.

 

The 2020 WA Meningococcal W Immunisation program will be offered at your school by the local School Health Immunisation nurses.

 

These vaccinations will be offered free to all year 10 students commencing term 2.  Consent forms will be sent to your child school for distribution.

 

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.  Forms will be sent home in term 1 2020.

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.

 

Sally Moir | Regional SBIP Coordinator

WA Country Health Service –Great Southern

Please note: I work Monday – Thursday

PO Box 5417

ALBANY WA 6332

T: (08) 9842 7526

E: sally.moir@health.wa.gov.au | W: www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au

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