School Immunisation Program: Xavier High School

 

 

City of Wodonga will be offering vaccinations to year 7 students and catch up vaccinations to year 11 and 12 students (who previously returned consent cards) at this school on Thursday 12 October 2017.

 

The following vaccines will be offered on this day:

 

YEARS VACCINE NUMBER OF DOSES
Year 7 Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Dose 2
Varicella vaccine (chickenpox) Single dose
Years 11-12

(Students who previously returned a consent card but missed out on vaccination earlier in the year)

Meningococcal ACWY vaccine Single dose

 

Consent cards should have already been signed for these vaccinations.

Please note that students who commence the HPV vaccination through the school vaccination program in Year 7 but do not complete the course during the school year may be offered catch-up doses at school in Year 8. Students who have any HPV doses at their GP will be advised to complete the course with their GP.

 

Year 11 and 12 students who have NOT returned a Meningococcal ACWY consent card may receive this vaccine free through their GP.

 

Parents/guardians who wish to withdraw their consent for any reason may do so by writing to the school Principal or phoning the school. The Procedure for Withdrawal of Consent is available on the NSW Health website here.

 

Please ensure that your child is wearing their sports uniform or a short sleeve shirt on the vaccination day (without any long sleeved layers underneath), this will enable a smooth vaccination process.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding the NSW School immunisation program, please contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.