Immunisation

2017 Year 7 Vaccine program 

The Bayside City Council’s immunisation service may contact you about this secondary school vaccine program. Schools have been authorised to provide parent contact details to local councils for this purpose. If you do not want your contact details given to the Bayside City Council contact the school via email healthcentre@firbank.vic.edu.au or phone 9591 5134.

 

The following vaccines are offered free to Year 7 students by Bayside City Council:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Students are given three injections with two months between the first and second dose and four months between the second and third dose.
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine. If your child has previously had one dose of the chickenpox vaccine, they should have another dose. It is a single injection.(Find out more about chickenpox vaccine, including recommendations for the vaccine if your child has previously had the chicken pox disease)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. This vaccine protects against the three diseases in a single injection. Your child will have been vaccinated against these diseases in early childhood but an adolescent dose is recommended to boost protection.

 

Consent cards will be distributed to your daughter on Monday 8 February. Please sign, complete and return to the “Year 7 Immunisation Pigeon Holes” outside Head of Year 7 by Tuesday, 31 January 2017 regardless of whether or not you wish your daughter to participate in this program. Without returning a consent form, a student may miss the opportunity to be vaccinated.

 

The vaccines will take place at school during the 1st and 2nd periods on:

  • Friday 10 March
  • Wednesday 17 May
  • Wednesday 18 October

 

If your child is particularly nervous or has a history of fainting, it may be more appropriate to attend your local GP or speak to Immunisations at Bayside City Council on 9599 4444. Please ensure all students have a decent breakfast on the day of vaccination. To learn more about the diseases, the vaccines, or how you can prepare your daughter for vaccination go to immunehero.health.vic.gov.au

 

Click here to visit the Bayside City Council's Immunisation page of their website where more infornation is available.