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Year 7 Immunisation

20/03/2018
​Year 7 Immunisations will be held at the school on Tuesday​, 27 March 2018.  All students are to go to care class in the Sports Hall.  After care students will go to K03 for their immunisation.

Second round of vaccinations for Year 7 students will be held on Wednesday​, 7 November 2018.

Immunisation consent forms

Year 7 parents should have received your child's immunisation consent form online.  Please complete and return online.  Immunisation is extremely important for you child's protection.

It is requested that all parents please read the information about vaccines being provided in the Information for Parents and Legal Guardians section before completing the consent form.

Please note: A consent form is requested to be completed for all Year 7 students even if parent's do not want their child vaccinated at school.  this assists  us to confirm that the immunisation offer was received by each family

Further information around school immunisation can be found here.

Information


This year the free school vaccine program for year 7 students will be providing 2 vaccines.

1.     Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

HPV is a very common infectious disease and most children (more than 80%) will have a HPV infection at some time in their lives. Most HPV infections do not cause any symptoms and people usually do not know they have the infection.

However, in around 10-20% of people the virus persists in the body and in later life is an important cause of a range of cancers and other conditions.  As well as causing many genital cancers the virus is a major cause of mouth and throat cancers which are on the increase in recent years.  It can also cause tumours in the air passages to the lungs.

Both boys and girls benefit from this vaccine with some cancers being more common in males and others in females. One third of all HPV related cancers occur in boys.

Children will receive 2 doses of this vaccine during the year.

2.     Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Vaccine (dTpa)

​Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious respiratory disease resulting in a severe cough that may last for months. Infection in adolescents is common. Complications include pneumonia, coma, brain damage and long-term lung damage. 

Vaccines given against pertussis in childhood do not provide lifelong        ​protection.  Infected persons can pass disease on to vulnerable others including babies and the elderly.

In order for your child to be protected you must complete the on-line consent form by clicking on the following link 

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/gc/html/services/immunisation/school-immunisation-program-consent-form-for-year-7-students

If you have trouble with the forms please ring the Immunisation team on 1800 940750

If you have concerns about these vaccines please contact me on paul.vanbuynder@health.qld.gov.au

Professor Paul Van Buynder
Staff Specialist  Public Health 
Gold Coast Health

P: 56673206

P: M: 0414278031
E: paul.vanbuynder@health.qld.gov.au ​