Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Changes to delivery of the secondary school vaccine program 

We normally visit secondary schools twice a year to immunise year 7 and 10 school students as part of the National Immunisation Program Schedule

We are continuing to provide a modified immunisation program under the guidance of the Department of Health and Human Services. We are implementing additional clinical infection control measures to minimise any risk to our community and staff. 

We are monitoring the progress of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and will update you if any services are impacted.

Please come back here regularly to check for updates.

School vaccination dates

Term 4

We hope to be able to return to schools to offer vaccinations by Term 4. Please check back for updates. 

  • Camberwell High School - 2 December 2020
  • Camberwell Girls Grammar School - session to be held at school on Monday 23 November 2020
  • Carey Baptist Grammar School - 2 December 2020 at the Camberwell Library (book here)
  • Scotch College - session to be held at school on Thursday 26 November 2020

Due anytime

Students who attend the schools below can now attend a session to complete their Secondary School Vaccines. Please book a Council immunisation session.

  • Alia College
  • Auburn High School
  • Balwyn High School
  • Belmore School
  • Bialik School
  • Burke Hall, Xavier College
  • Camberwell Grammar College
  • Canterbury Girls Secondary College
  • Fintona Girls School
  • Genazzanno FCJ College
  • Kew High School
  • Methodist Ladies College
  • Preshil School
  • Rossbourne School
  • Ruyton Girls School
  • Siena College
  • St Pauls School
  • Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School
  • Trinity Grammar School
  • Giant Steps Melbourne
  • Xavier College

How it works

The schools issue parents or guardians with information about the visits, including consent cards, at the beginning of the school year. If you don't receive this information, contact your school. You can also download these consent forms from the Department of Health and Human Services website. Consent forms and disease information are also available in the other languages.

Make sure you return your consent card even if your child isn't going to be vaccinated. This helps us monitor the level of community protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccines we administer

Vaccines are administered for the following diseases:

Disease Vaccine
Human papillomavirus (year 7) Gardasil9 (two-dose course)
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (year 7)  Boostrix (single dose)
Meningococcal ACWY (year 10) Nimenrix  (single dose) 

Cost

This is a free program. Non Medicare cardholders are also eligible for these free vaccines.

Free adolescent meningococcal ACWY vaccine program

From April 1 2019, a free meningococcal ACWY (Nimenrix®) vaccine program on the National Immunisation Program is available for:

  • Year 10 students in secondary school
  • Young people aged 15 to 19 years of age.

Young people who have not already received the meningococcal ACWY (Menactra®) vaccine in school or in the community in the last two years, can be vaccinated by Council or your local GP.  

See all Council immunisation sessions.

More information 

For more information, call 9278 4711 or email [email protected]

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