Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Stage 4 restrictions: what's closed and what's open.

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 

Check the details below for your student’s school and attend after the date shown. This helps us maintain the 26 weeks between the 2 doses of the HPV vaccine. This is only applicable if your student received the first dose at school earlier in the year. 

If you are unsure of the date of your student’s first dose, please contact us on 9278 4711 or email [email protected].

Term 3

We have temporarily suspended the secondary school vaccine program for schools who were booked in for Term 3.

If you have a child in year 7 or year 10 in a school listed below, please book a Council immunisation session on or after the date indicated.

  • Alia College - dose 2 due on or after 8 September 2020
  • Auburn High School - dose 2 due on or after 17 September 2020
  • Bialik College - dose 2 due on or after 8 September 2020
  • Burke Hall, Xavier College - dose 2 due on or after 7 September 2020
  • Camberwell Grammar School - dose 2 due on or after 17 August 2020
  • Canterbury Girls Secondary College - dose 2 due on or after 1 September 2020
  • Genazzano FCJ College - dose 2 due on or after 10 August 2020
  • Methodist Ladies College - dose 2 due on or after 3 September 2020
  • Rossbourne School - dose 2 due on or after 17 August 2020
  • Siena College - dose 2 due on or after 20 August 2020
  • Trinity Grammar School - dose 2 due on or after 27 August  2020

Term 4

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

  • Balwyn High School 
  • Belmore School 
  • Camberwell High School 
  • Camberwell Girls Grammar School 
  • Carey Baptist Grammar School
  • Fintona Girls School
  • Kew High School 
  • Preshil School 
  • Ruyton Girls School
  • Scotch College
  • St Paul’s College 
  • Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School 

Due anytime

We do not hold immunisation sessions at the schools below. Please book a Council immunisation session.

  • 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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