Year 10 Immunisations

 

MENINGOCOCCAL ACWY SECONDARY SCHOOL VACCINE PROGRAM

In 2022 the Victorian Secondary School Vaccine Program is offering free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to all students in Year 10. The vaccine provides protection against four strains of Meningococcal disease (ACWY) and is administered as a single dose. This vaccine does not contain any live bacteria and cannot cause Meningococcal disease. In addition, the vaccine will boost coverage for those adolescents that received the C strain as a baby.

Local councils will deliver the vaccine program and schools are responsible for distributing information and consent cards to parents/guardians of students in Year 10. Cards must be returned to the College no later than Friday 10th June, ready for immunisation day on 19 July.

The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 authorises secondary schools to provide their local council with student and parent/guardian contact information for any student scheduled to receive a vaccination.

What do I need to do?

Your information (with your permission) will be provided to Greater Shepparton City Council. If you did not give permission, your details will not be provided.

Your student will be given a Vaccine Consent Card in Pastoral Group tomorrow; this should be returned to your Pastoral Group Leader (even if you do not consent) by Friday 10 June.

If your student’s vaccination consent card is not returned by the due date, it is your responsibility to make your own arrangements with your health provider.

For further information please go to the following links:


You can also contact Joby Vargheese, Immunisation Support Officer, Greater Shepparton City Council on 5832 9744.

Yours sincerely

Sharon Dolphin
Student Reception

 

 

Documents

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pdf Letter re Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine Yr 10 Master ( pdf, 148 KB ) (70 downloads)

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