05 June 2020 Bridget Crozier   | News | Year 10  
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Each year NSW Health works in partnership with schools to offer the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program.
On Friday 19 June the following vaccines will be offered to Year 10 students:

Meningococcal ACWY

Parent Information Kits that include an information sheet, consent form and privacy statement were sent home to parents/guardians on Monday 1 June, 2020.
To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:

  • Read all the information provided
  • Complete the consent form
  • Return the completed consent form to their child’s school
  • Ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic

Please note that, to improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed doses during the year at upcoming vaccination clinic visits. 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:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation/Pages/withdraw_consent.aspx

A ‘Record of Vaccination’ will be provided to each student vaccinated at each clinic either as a physical card or a text message sent to the mobile number recorded on the consent form. Details about vaccinations given at school will also be uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to support complete vaccination histories.