Year 10 school-based program campaign

Year-10-students

WA Health recommends all year 10 students in Western Australia receive the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccine.

This vaccine is offered free for year 10 students and protects against meningococcal disease, specifically 4 serogroups of meningococcal bacteria: A, C, W and Y.

This age group experience some of the highest rates of meningococcal carriage and illness. Once infected, they can transmit the bacteria to other people who are at increased risk of infection, including young children.

It is anticipated that immunising year 10 students will reduce the spread of this potentially life-threatening infection in WA.

Find out more about the year 10 school-based immunisation program.

Objectives
  • Alert year 10 students and their parents that parents need to sign and return their child’s immunisation consent forms distributed by their school for their teenager to participate in the program.
  • Inform year 10 students and their parents that:
    • meningococcal can kill
    • it is easily spread
    • older teens have some of the highest rates of infection
    • the vaccine protects against four types of meningococcal disease: A, C, W and Y.
Key messages
  1. Parents of year 10 students are reminded to sign and return their immunisation consent form for their child to participate in the school-based immunisation program.
  2. Meningococcal spreads easily and can kill.
  3. Older teens have some of the highest rates of infection.
  4. The meningococcal vaccine protects against four types of meningococcal disease.
  5. Students will receive the vaccination 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 the vaccine during the year.
  8. Visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation for more information.
Target audience

Primary audience

Parents of children in year 10

Secondary audience

Students in year 10

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 961KB)

Year 10 school-based immunisation poster featuring a girl and her mum
A3 poster version 2 (PDF 923KB)

Year 10 school-based immunisation poster featuring a boy and his mum

Radio

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

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