04 March 2020 Kevin Elgood   | News | Year 07  
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Each year NSW Health offers the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program;
In 2020 the following vaccines will be offered to Year 7 students:  

  • dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)) as a single dose And
  • human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 2-dose schedule (Students who commence HPV vaccination in Year 7 but do not complete the course may be offered catch-up doses at school in Year 8)

Parent Information Kits will be sent home to parents/guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:

  • Read all the information provided
  • Complete the consent form, including signing their name next to the vaccine/s they would like their child to receive
  • Return the completed consent form to the Front Office by; Monday 16 March, 2020
  • Ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic

The first visit for Homebush Boys High School is:

Friday 20 March, 2020.

To improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed doses throughout the year where possible.

Please note that for HPV vaccine only, parents/guardians must record their Medicare Number (all 1 O digits and the 11th number beside the child's name) on the consent form, as this is required to record the student's information on the National HPV Vaccination Register and (for female students only) link to the National or State Cervical Screening Program. 

Parents/guardians who wish to withdraw their consent for any reason may do so by writing to the school Principal or phoning the school. The Procedure for Withdrawal of Consent is available on the NSW Health website at www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation.

A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at each clinic. Parents/guardians should ensure that this record is kept for future reference and should not assume that their child has been vaccinated if they do not receive this Record of Vaccination.