School Immunisation Program: Xavier High School

 

 

City of Wodonga will be offering vaccinations to year 11 and 12 students at this school on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

You should have already received Parent Information Kits for the year 11 and 12 Meningococcal ACWY Program that includes an information sheet, consent form and privacy statement. To consent to the vaccination of your child, parents/guardians are asked to complete and sign the consent card in BLUE OR BLACK PEN ONLY and return to the school before the return date listed on the front of the consent pack.

 

In 2017 the following vaccines will be offered:

 

YEARS VACCINE NUMBER OF DOSES
 

 

Year 7

 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

2-doses in 2017 at least 6 months apart*
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine Single dose
Varicella vaccine (chickenpox) – catch-up Single dose
Years 11-12 Meningococcal ACWY vaccine Single dose

 

*  The second dose of HPV vaccine is being delayed to later in the year (at least 6 months after the first dose) to allow the recently-announced Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Program to be offered to students in Years 11 and 12 from Term 2 when the second dose of HPV vaccine is usually given. There is no harm for Year 7 students in delaying the second dose of HPV vaccine and further advice for parents will be provided later in the year regarding HPV course completion.

 

Year 7 consent cards should have already been signed for these vaccinations earlier this year.

Please note that students who commence HPV vaccination in school clinics 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.

 

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 at www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation.

 

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