School Vaccination Program

The South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit works in partnership with high schools within the District to offer free vaccines recommended for adolescents by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Where it is not appropriate for a student to receive vaccinations at school, all individuals aged 10 to 19 years are eligible for free catch-up vaccines with their local general practitioner. 

Vaccines offered in 2021

Year Vaccine Disease Number of Doses Eligibility
7 Boostrix Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough) 1 All Year 7 students
7 Gardasil9 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 2 All Year 7 students
8
(catch-up only)
Boostrix Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough) 1 Year 8 students who returned a signed 2020 consent card last year
8
(catch-up only)
Gardasil9 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 2 Year 8 students who returned a signed 2020 consent card last year
10 Nimenrix Meningococcal ACWY 1 All Year 10 students
11
(catch-up only)
Nimenrix Meningococcal ACWY 1 Year 11 students who returned a signed 2020 consent card last year

Students who miss a vaccine clinic will be offered the chance to catch-up any missed doses when the nurses visit the school later in the year. Students in Years 7 and 10 will continue to be offered a catch-up while they are in Year 8 and 11, provided they returned a signed consent while in Year 7 or 10.

Contact Us

We are here to support school staff and to provide information to the general community. Please contact us if you have any queries or provide our details to any parent, guardian or student who has concerns or questions that you are unable to assist with.

Email  SESLHD-PublicHealth-SchoolProgam@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone  02 9382 8333 (Option 2)
Postal Address  Locked Bag 88, Randwick NSW 2031

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