Year 7 Vaccination Program

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Dear Parents/Legal guardian,                                                                                        

Our College is participating in Queensland Health’s annual School immunisation Program. All Year 7 students in 2017 will be offered free vaccinations as recommended on the National Immunisation Program schedule to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough).

Vaccines offered in Queensland School Immunisation Program:

Human Papillomavirus: Three doses of human papillomavirus (HPV)  vaccine will be offered.

                                      The recommended interval for the three doses is 0, 2 and 6 months.

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (dTpa): One booster dose of adult/ adolescent formulation dTpa vaccine will be offered. Most students would have received vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis when they were pre-school age.

Only students with a signed and completed consent card, indicating ‘Yes to Vaccination’ will be vaccinated. If you would like your child to be vaccinated please fill in the consent card and return it to the school within one week. If you do not wish for your child to be vaccinated, or if your child has already been vaccinated with the offered vaccines, please complete the ‘No Vaccination’ section on the consent card and return the consent card to the school within one week.

New laws require the school principal  to disclose student and parent information for eligible Year 7 students to the school immunisation provider if requested. This information will enable the school immunisation provider to determine those who have and have not consented, and directly follow up with parents of students who have not returned the consent card. This direct follow up ensures all parents are offered the opportunity for their child to participate in this important school health program.

Parents who have indicated ‘No to vaccination’ will not be followed up by provider.

School immunisation providers will be bound to comply with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (QLD).

The vaccinations will be conducted by a team of authorised registered nurses and/or a medical practitioner.

The vaccination team will be visiting the College to give the free vaccinations on the following dates:

Clinic 2 – Wednesday 24th May

Clinic 3 – Wednesday 11th October

For further information about the School Immunisation Program please visit www.health.qld.gov.au/immunisation.  Or email radamson1@saac.qld.edu.au

Rebecca Adamson

First Aid Officer

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 (All day)

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