School Vaccination Program
The Public Health Unit works with schools located within the District to arrange vaccination clinics at the school, usually in high schools. The vaccines offered are recommended for adolescents by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and NSW Ministry of Health. If a student misses a school vaccination clinic, she/he can receive catch-up vaccination at school clinics later in the year or parents can arrange them with a local general practitioner (GP).
Preparing for your school vaccination clinic
To help prepare for your school's vaccination clinic, read our School Vaccination Program: A User Guide for Schools.
We are here to support school staff and to provide information to the general community. Please give our main contact number (9382 8333) or email (SESLHD-PublicHealth-SchoolProgram@health.nsw.gov.au) to any parent, guardian or student who has concerns or questions that you are unable to assist with.
Vaccines offered in 2019
|Grade||Vaccine||Disease||Who is eligible||Number of doses/visits|
|Year 7||Gardasil9||Human Papillomavirus (HPV)||All Year 7 students||2|
|Year 7||Boostrix||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)||All Year 7 students||1|
|Gardasil9||Human Papillomavirus (HPV)||Year 8 girls and boys who started the course whilst in Year 7 (2018) only||Dose 2|
|Year 10||Nimenrix||Meningococcal ACWY||All Year 10 students||1|
For more information, visit the below links to other agencies and organisations:
- Additional Commonwealth and NSW-funded free vaccines
- Catch-up immunisations
- Free catch-up vaccines for 10 to 19 year olds
- Immunisation requirements in primary and secondary schools
- NSW Immunisation Schedule
- NSW School Vaccination Program 2019
- National Immunisation Program Schedule
- School Vaccination Program (translated consent materials)
- The HPV Vaccine in Schools - Cancer Council Australia