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NSW SCHOOL VACCINATION PROGRAM 2019 – Year 10

Each year NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program.

In 2019 the following vaccines will be offered to

All year 10 students on 24th May 2019

  • Meningococcal ACWY vaccine as a single dose

Parent Information Kits that include an Information sheet, consent form and privacy statement Have been sent home to parents / guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents / guardians are advised to:

    • read all the information provided
    • complete the consent form, including signing their name next to the vaccine/s they would like their child to receive
    • return the completed consent form to their child’s school before 23rd May 2019.
    • ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic.

Parents/guardians who wish to withdraw their consent for any reason may do so by writing to the school Principal or phoning the school. The Procedure for Withdrawal of Consent is available on the NSW Health website at:

www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation

To improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed doses throughout the year where possible.

A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at each clinic. Parents/guardians should ensure that this record is kept for future reference and should not assume that their child has been vaccinated if they do not receive this Record of Vaccination.