The SA School Immunisation Program will be offered at St Peter’s College by Eastern Health Authority (EHA).
All Year 8 Students will be offered:
- 2 doses of human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil®9 at 2 separate visits
- 1 dose of the diptheria, tetanus, whopping cough vaccine, Boostrix®
All Year 10 students will be offered:
- 2 doses of meningococcal B Vaccine, Bexsero® at 2 separate visits
- 1 dose of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine, Nimenrix®
All Year 11 students will be offered:
- 2 doses of meningococcal B vaccine, Bexsero® at 2 separate visits.
Immunisation consent packs will be sent home shortly with all Year 8, 10 and 11 students. It is important that you read the information contained in the packs before you give consent for your child to be vaccinated at school. If you have any questions about this program, please contact EHA on 8132 3600 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or the immunisation section, SA Health on 1300 232 272 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
All parents/legal guardians are required to complete, sign and return the Consent Cards, even if you do not consent for your son/s to be vaccinated at School.
If you do not receive an Immunisation Consent pack from your child please ask at the School office. If you do not want your child to be vaccinated at School, please contact EHA on 8132 3600 to arrange for your child to receive the vaccines free at your local council. If you go to your local doctor for the vaccination, they will need to order the vaccine and may charge a consultation fee.
Remember to keep your child’s School Immunisation Program records in a safe place as they may be required for future employment or travel.
Please click here to read the media release from Health Minister, Greg Hunt, regarding the $52 million investment to protect Australian teenagers against meningococcal.