IMMUNISATIONS FOR YEAR 8 STUDENTS

The SA School Based Immunisation Program will be offered at your school by the Port Lincoln Council.

Immunisation consent cards will be sent home with students. It is important you read the information provided with the consent card before you provide consent, so that you understand the facts about the vaccines that will be offered and the diseases that these vaccines protect against.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Environmental Health Officer at the City of Port Lincoln on 8621 2300 or SA Health, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm – phone 1300 232 272.

All Year 8 Students will be offered:

  • 1 dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

 

Please note : a single dose of chickenpox vaccine is recommended for students less than 14 years of age. If the student is 14 or older, a second dose is recommended 4 weeks after the first dose to receive adequate protection. This second dose is not free and is available at a cost from your Doctor.

  • A full course (3 doses) of human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil

These vaccines will be offered over three separate visits.

  • 1 dose of Boostrix vaccine – diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)

If you do not receive an immunisation consent card from your child, please ask at the School Office.