Year 7 and 8 school-based immunisation program campaign

Year 7 student with parent

In 2019, the school-based immunisation program offers year 7 and 8 students the HPV vaccine and a booster of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) vaccine.

WA Health recommends that all year 7 and 8 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 and 8 school-based immunisation program.

Objectives
  • Alert parents of years 7 and 8 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 years 7 and 8 students who have consented to immunise of the importance of completing the two dose immunisation program.
  • Inform parents of years 7 and 8 students that the HPV vaccine protects against genital warts and some cancers, and includes a booster of the diphtheria/tetanus/whooping cough vaccines.
Key messages
  1. Sign and return the vaccination consent form for the year 7 or 8 immunisation program.
  2. The HPV vaccine protects against genital warts and some cancers.
  3. Students will receive the vaccinations at school from a visiting immunisation nurse.
  4. Students will not receive a vaccine if the consent form is not signed.
  5. It is important for your child to receive both HPV vaccines in the program for full protection against HPV.
  6. The diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine is a booster dose of childhood immunisations required for your child.
  7. The year 7 and 8 immunisation program is funded and offered through the National Immunisation Program.
  8. Contact your GP or immunisation provider if your child misses out on one of the vaccines during the year.
  9. Visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation for more information.
Target audience

Primary audience

Parents of children in years 7 and 8 in 2019

Secondary audience

Students in years 7 and 8 in 2019

Timing

The campaign ran on radio during February 2019 and will be promoted online until the end of March.

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 1.2MB)

Year 7 and 8 school-based immunisation program mother and daughter poster
A3 poster version 2 (PDF 1.1MB)

Year 7 and 8 school-based immunisation program mother and son poster

Radio

15 sec – metro (WAV 4.3MB) 
30 sec – regional (WAV 529KB)

Digital

Facebook ads are scheduled until the end of March 2019 using the poster imagery.

    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