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Immunisation

Funded vaccines for all Year 7 students

Dear Parent/Guardian

Teams of specially trained registered nurses will be visiting your child’s school during Year 7 to offer funded vaccinations against serious preventable diseases.

Vaccines include:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (2 doses 6 months apart – usually held around March and September, check calendar for dates)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa) vaccine (1 dose)

What do you need to do?

  • Year 7 Parent information kit will be distributed by your school at the beginning of Term 1
  • Read the information included in the kit (translated copies are available on the website below)
  • Ensure form is completed correctly, and sign for each vaccine required
  • Ensure your child has eaten breakfast the morning of the clinic
  • Ensure your child is wearing clothing that enables the upper arm to be exposed
  • Complete consent forms in blue or black pen only.

Ask your child for the record of vaccination when they arrive home on the day of the clinic – keep this record in a safe place (e.g. baby’s’ blue book). Ideally, notify your GP for their records.

What if your child misses a vaccine? You won’t need to do anything because every effort will be made to catch-up missed vaccines at other clinics at your child’s school during that year, or the following year, when they are in Year 8.

More questions? Please contact Hunter New England Local Health District, Immunisation Unit on 1300 066 055