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Secondary School Vaccine Program 2015

Wednesday, 03 December 2014

Mitchell Shire Councils Immunisation Department will visit each Secondary College in Mitchell Shire to administer the following Government funded Vaccine Program in 2015.

Year 7

Gardasil – Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine given in three doses over six months
Varicella – Chickenpox vaccine given as a single dose
Boostrix – Adolescent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine given as a single dose

Year 8

Boostrix – Adolescent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine given as a single dose

Year 9

Boostrix – Adolescent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine given as a single dose

Year 10

Boostrix – Adolescent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine given as a single dose

NOTE: If your child has received a vaccine containing tetanus, such as ADT or Tetanus toxoid vaccine as a result of an injury or for some other reason, it is highly recommended they still receive the Boostrix as it contains the whooping cough component.

If your child has received a dose of Boostrix vaccine they will not require this vaccine.

Mitchell Shire Council Immunisation Service may contact you about the school vaccine program.
Secondary schools have been authorised to provide parent contact details to local councils for this purpose. Contact your school by 28 February 2015 if you do not want your contact details given to local council.

Look out for the vaccine consent form/s coming home from school with your child. You need to read, complete and return the form/s with either a yes or no answer by the due date.

To learn more about the diseases, vaccines or how you can prepare your child for vaccination visit: immunehero.health.vic.gov.au

For additional information contact Mitchell Shire Council on 5734 6200 or visit:
http://www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/community/early-years/immunisation

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