ABOUT THE SCHOOL-BASED VACCINATION PROGRAM
EACH year the school-based vaccination program provides parents with the opportunity to have their child immunised with vaccines recommended for adolescents and government funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). Typically, the vaccines are routinely offered to eligible students in early secondary school grades.
Under the program, the following vaccines may be offered:
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
These programs are managed at a state or territory level and are delivered by local teams of trained vaccination providers.
Participation in the vaccination program is voluntary and written parental consent is required before the vaccines can be given. Without a signed consent form, the eligible student misses out on the vaccinations at school.
For further information on state-specific school-based vaccination programs, follow the link to your relevant State Department of Health websites: