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.
For information about COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents aged 12 years and over, visit the COVID-19 vaccination booking page.
Students in secondary schools in 2022 are being offered the following vaccines:
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Newly-arrived migrants (including refugees) attending Intensive English Centres (IECs) will be offered the following vaccines based on student age:
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 (PHU) by calling
1300 066 055.