Year 7 School Vaccination Program.
The 2021 WA School Based Immunisation Program will be offered at your school by the local community school health immunisation nurses.
These vaccinations are offered free to all year 7 students.
· A two-dose course of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to be given in terms one and four
· One dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (whooping cough) given in term one
These vaccines will be offered over 2 visits. Vaccination consent forms will be sent home with students early in term 1 2021. 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.
Please return all immunisation forms to school as soon as possible for checking.
If you have any queries regarding the immunisation program, please contact me 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.
Year 10 Meningococcal ACWY School Based Immunisation Program 2021.
The 2021 WA meningococcal ACWY immunisation program will be offered at your school by the local school health immunisation nurses.
These vaccinations will be offered free to all year ten students during term 2. Vaccination consent forms will be sent home with students early in term 1 2021.
The Meningococcal ACWY 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 ACWY 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 9892 2499 for an appointment.
Sally Moir | School Nurse | Immunisation
WA Country Health Service - Great Southern
PO Box 5147
ALBANY WA 6332
T: 08 9842 7526
Delivering a Healthy WA