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 7 and 8
  • In 2019, the school-based immunisation program (SBIP) is moving from year 8 to year 7. Students in both year groups will be offered the vaccines as part of this transition. From 2020 onward, the program will routinely be offered in year 7 only.
  • The program is delivered in two across the school year.
  • Families are advised to see their GP, Aboriginal Medical Service or community immunisation clinic if their child misses a dose at school (consultation fees may apply).

Consent packs

Consent packs are issued to schools for distribution to all parents of year 7 and 8 students in Western Australia. These packs include:

Program fact sheet

The information fact sheet will be available in various languages for downloading and distributing.

Vaccine information fact sheet

An vaccine information fact sheet will also be available in various languages soon.

Read further information for parents about the diseases protected against through the year 7 and 8 school-based immunisation program (HealthyWA):

These articles can be printed and distributed to interested parents.

Commonwealth resources

Resources include an educational 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.

Program fact sheet

An information fact sheet will be available in various languages for downloading and distributing.

More information

Last reviewed: 22-11-2018
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