NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended for adolescents by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in a school-based vaccination program.
Parent Information Kits are sent home to parents early in the school year. To consent to vaccination, parents are advised to read all the information provided, complete and sign the Consent Form and return it to their child's school.
Students in high schools in 2016 will be offered the following vaccines:
Intensive English Centres (IECs)
Newly-arrived migrants attending Intensive English Centres (IECs) will be offered the following vaccines based on student age:
12 year olds only
Less than 14 years of age
- Students who miss vaccine doses due to absence on the day of the clinic will be advised to receive any catch-up vaccination at their local GP.
- Parents can withdraw consent at any time before vaccination takes place.
- Information about the vaccinations is also available in 26 community languages.
Distance Education/Home-Schooled Students
Students who are enrolled in distance education or who are home-schooled are advised to attend their GP or other immunisation provider for free age-appropriate vaccinations.
For more information about the NSW School Vaccination Program in your area contact your local Public Health Unit by calling 1300 066 055.