Free vaccinations at school for year 7 and 10 students

22 February 2023

Is your child in year 7 or 10?

Free vaccinations are offered at school for year 7 and 10 students to protect them against serious infectious diseases.

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Year 7 students can get the HPV vaccine and a booster dose of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) vaccine. These protect against whooping cough, genital warts and some cancers.

Year 10 students can get the meningococcal ACWY vaccine to protect against 4 strains of the disease. Meningococcal spreads easily and older teenagers have some of the highest rates of infection.

Parents/guardians can consent for vaccination:

You can contact your child's school to find out when the program will be delivered.

If your child misses their vaccine at school, visit your immunisation provider (consultation fees may apply).

Find out more about the school-based immunisation program.