Year 7 school-based immunisation program campaign

Year 7 student with parent

In 2020, the school-based immunisation program offers year 7 students the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and a booster of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) vaccine.

WA Health recommends all year 7 students in Western Australia receive these free vaccines to protect against genital warts and some cancers.

The program is carried out by immunisation nurses in schools across the school year.

Parents are required to sign and return consent forms for their child to participate in the program.

If students miss any vaccines, parents are encouraged to get their child immunised at a GP, Aboriginal Medical Service or community immunisation clinic.

Find out more about the year 7 school-based immunisation program.

Objectives
  • Alert parents of year 7 students that they need to sign and return their child’s immunisation consent forms distributed by their school for their child to participate in the program.
  • Remind parents of year 7 students who have consented to immunise of the importance of completing the two-dose immunisation program.
  • Inform parents of year 7 students that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against genital warts and some cancers, and includes a booster of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) vaccine.
Key messages
  1. Parents of year 7 students are reminded to sign and return the consent form for their child to participate in the school-based immunisation program.
  2. The HPV vaccine protects against genital warts and some cancers.
  3. It is important for your child to receive both HPV vaccines in the program for full protection against HPV.
  4. The diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine is a booster dose of childhood immunisations required for your child.
  5. Students will receive the vaccinations at school from a visiting immunisation nurse.
  6. Students will not receive a vaccine if the consent form is not signed.
  7. Contact your GP or immunisation provider if your child misses out on one of the vaccines during the year.
  8. Visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation for more information.
Target audience

Primary audience

Parents of children in years 7

Secondary audience

Students in years 7

Timing

The campaign will run in February 2020.

Campaign materials

You are encouraged to download and share these materials to help us reach our target audience and achieve our campaign objectives.

Please be in touch if you need alternative formats and let us know how you are using these materials. Thanks for your support.

Posters

​​A3 poster version 1 (PDF 933KB)

Year 7 school-based immunisation poster featuring a boy and his mum

A3 poster version 2 (PDF 961KB)


Year 7 school-based immunisation poster featuring a girl and her mum

Radio

15 sec – metro and regional (MPEG-4 352KB)
30 sec – metro and regional (MP3 560KB)

Digital

Social media

Facebook and Instagram ads will run using the poster imagery.

You are encouraged to share posts from the HealthyWA Facebook page.

Promotional text

Schools are encouraged to use this promotional text (PDF 25KB) in communication to parents such as newsletters and websites.

Contact us

The campaign is coordinated by the Immunisation, Surveillance and Disease Control (ISDC) program team in conjunction with the Communications Directorate.

Contact us if you need further information or materials in alternative formats.

Email: communications@health.wa.gov.au