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.
Year 8
  • WA Health recommends all year 8 students in Western Australia are immunised as part of the school-based immunisation program (SBIP).
  • The program is delivered in two doses across the school year.
  • Families are advised to see their GP or immunisation provider if their child misses a dose at school.

Consent packs

Consent packs are issued to schools for distribution to all parents of year 8 students in Western Australia. These packs include:

Information fact sheet

The information fact sheet is available in the following languages. Please download and distribute as required:

Vaccine information fact sheet

The vaccine information fact sheet (external link) is also available in the following languages:

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 year 8 school-based immunisation program (HealthyWA):

These articles can be printed and distributed to interested parents.

Commonwealth resources

Resources include an education video and brochure for parents, as well as an animation video for students.

There is also additional information available for health care providers.

View resources (external site).

Year 10

School immunisation teams will deliver meningococcal ACWY vaccinations at secondary schools across Western Australia.

Consent packs

Consent packs are issued to schools for distribution to all parents of year 10 students in Western Australia.

These packs include:

Read further information for parents about meningococcal disease (HealthyWA).

This information can be printed and distributed to interested parties.

Information fact sheet

More information

Last reviewed: 22-11-2018
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