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School Program

Immunisation Dec 2009 021The Council has 9 schools within the city that are visited each year to provide students with age appropriate vaccinations. The schools that are visited by the City of Charles Sturt are:

  • Woodville High School
  • Henley High School
  • Findon High School
  • Seaton High School
  • Bowden/Brompton Community School
  • The Grove Education Centre
  • Islamic College
  • St Michaels College
  • Nazareth College

Three visits are undertaken to each school. A post-vaccination record card and a vaccine safety information leaflet is given to each child on the day of immunisation. For more information regarding the school program please contact the Immunisation section of Council on 8408 1111.

Year 8 students

All Yr 8 students may receive vaccines for human papilloma virus (Gardisil), chicken pox (Varivax/Varilrix) and a booster dose of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), (Boostrix). 

Year 9 students

All Yr 9 students may receive vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), (Boostrix).For boys only human papilloma virus (Gardisil) will be offered. Yr 9 girls were offered this vaccination in Yr 8.This is the last scheduled tetanus vaccination required until the age of 50. Previous tetanus vaccine should have been given at 4 - 5 years of age. If your child has recently had a tetanus prone wound and received a tetanus booster (ADT) dose from your doctor, then the Boostrix (dTpa) vaccine should still be given. If your child has been given the Boostrix (adolescent/adult dTpa) vaccine in the last 5 years, the year 9 Boostrix should not be given.

Please note students will only be vaccinated if they have returned their signed consent forms.

Absent Students

For students that are absent on the day of immunisation, a follow up letter will be sent to parents/guardians notifying them of their child's absence and information of clinic dates and times will be provided. Parents/guardians are then able to attend one of the regular clinics days. Please refer to the clinic time table for days and times:

Please bring the students Medicare card to your preferred session time.

Parents/guardians are able to attend other local council immunisation clinic to receive a free catch-up dose that was missed at school. Please note that most GP providers may charge you for the consult and vaccine.

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