School Vaccinations 2020

Each year NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program.

In 2020 the following vaccines will be offered:

Year 7
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine - 2 doses at least 6 months apart
Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine - Single dose

Year 10
Meningococcal ACWY vaccine - Single dose

Parent Information Kits that include an information sheet, consent form and privacy statement will be sent home to parents/guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:

  • read all the information provided
  • complete the consent form, including signing their name next to the vaccine/s they would like their child to receive
  • return the completed consent form to their child’s school
  • ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic.

Please note that, to improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed doses during Year 7 or 8 (for HPV and dTpa vaccination) and during Year 10 or 11 (for Meningococcal ACWY vaccination).

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/ Pages/withdraw_consent.aspx.

A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at each clinic either as  a physical card or a text message sent to the mobile number recorded on the consent form. Details about vaccinations given at school will also be uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to support complete vaccination histories.


Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus Schedule
 

Term 1 – Thursday 12 March 2020

  • Year 7 HPV dose 1 of a 2 dose course – (HPV dose 1 & 2 are given 6 months apart)
  • Year 7 Boostrix – 1 dose only
  • Year 8 HPV dose 2 - catch ups 

Term 2 – Thursday 4 June 2020  

  • Year 10 only  Nimenrix (meningococcal ACWY)
  • Year 7 catch ups for HPV dose 1 & Boostrix
  • Year 8 HPV dose 2 - catch ups

Term 3  - (This date must at least 6 MONTHS after the clinic in term 1)  Thursday 17 September 2020  

  • Year 7 HPV dose 2
  •  Year 7 HPV dose 1 & Boostrix - catch ups
  •  Year 8 HPV dose 2 - catch ups
  • Year 10 Nimenrix (meningococcal ACWY) - catch ups