In 2020, Moreton Bay Regional Council is providing free vaccinations for all Year 7 and 10 students, as part of Queensland Health’s annual School Immunisation Program.
All Year 7 students are being offered free vaccinations as recommended by the National Immunisation Program to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough).
All year 10 students are being offered free vaccinations as recommended by the National Immunisation Program to protect against Meningococcal ACWY. These vaccinations will be conducted by a team of registered nurses.
A consent pack will be given to your child to bring home. Please read the information booklet carefully, sign the consent card and return the consent card to the school by 11th February, 2020. If there is concern regarding nervousness of your child prior to vaccination please contact Council and ask to speak to the immunisation team. If it is suitable, it can be arranged that they are vaccinated before the immunisation clinic starts. Parents are encouraged to ensure their children have breakfast on the morning of vaccination and reminded to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
If your child misses the school immunisation day, they can still be vaccinated at a Moreton Bay Regional Council Community Immunisation clinic - please visit: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Community-Support/Immunisation.
For more information about the School Immunisation Program, visit
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/public-health/topics/immunisation or contact Moreton Bay Regional Council on 3205 0555.
- Year 7 - 22nd April 9.00am - HPV and dTpa, Vaccination 1 of 2
- Year 10 - 30th July 9.00am ACWY, Vaccination 1 of 1
- Year 7 - 18th November 9.00am - HPV, Vaccination 2 of 2