School-based immunisation program
The school-based immunisation program is a nationally funded immunisation program which offers all students the opportunity to become protected against vaccine preventable diseases.
Vaccines offered to school aged students are identified in 3 groups
- Booster doses to vaccines already administered to students between the ages of 0-4 years e.g. Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa).
- Vaccines offered to specific age groups e.g. Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) which is only registered and eligible for female and male students from 12 years of age.
- Catch up vaccines where vaccines are given for a limited time until the cohort has caught up e.g. chickenpox (varicella).
A robust immunisation service requires a coordinated effort and human and physical resources from many stakeholders to ensure optimal vaccination coverage.
The School-based vaccination program guidelines (Word 2.05MB) describe the key components required to deliver a school based immunisation program.
Consent packs are issued to schools for distribution to all parents of year 8 students in Western Australia. These packs include:
The information fact sheet is available in the following languages. Please download and distribute as required:
These resources are available for schools to download and distribute if additional copies are required.
Read further information for parents about the diseases protected against through the school-based immunisation program (Healthy WA):
These articles can be printed and distributed to interested parents.
- Prevention & Control Program – Communicable Disease Control Directorate
Grace Vaughan House
227 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park WA 6008
Phone: 9388 4835