Dear Parents and Carers
The South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Immunisation Team are due to attend Waverley College on Wednesday, 1 March 2023. The targeted grade for their first visit is Year 7. The team will be providing vaccinations for dTpa and HPV.
According to SESLHD, they have only received 30% of online consent forms. Waverley College usually has numbers well over 90% for vaccinations in Year 7. Please provide online consent via this link: https://nswhealth.service-now.com/school
Please note that all of the vaccination programs at Waverley College are run through the local health district as a part of NSW Health. If you are having any issues with the online consent forms, please contact them directly on (02) 9382 8333 (ext 2). If you would prefer a hard copy consent form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will organise one to go home with your son.
Catch up vaccinations will also be offered for any student who missed out on any doses in previous visits. Please also note that there has been a change in HPV dose scheduling. Please refer to this Nurrunga article from last week about HPV scheduling for further information. As a result, the number of Year 8 students due for catch-up has reduced.
Parents/carers can refer to Australian Immunisation Record (AIR) to check outstanding vaccines. Parents/carers are required to notify the College if their child has completed their course elsewhere, to avoid any potential vaccination errors. Parents can also withdraw up to 24 hours before a clinic if they have provided consent online. If the withdrawal of consent is within 24 hours of the clinic date, the parent/carer must notify the College directly.
Please note that parents/carers need to consent to both vaccines online if they would like their child to receive both vaccines. Parents/carers can edit their consent on the portal up to 24 hours before a clinic. Additionally, parents/carers must not tick previously vaccinated for HPV, if their student has not received an HPV vaccine outside of school. Parents/carers can check their child’s vaccines through MyGov and Medicare.
Parents/carers unable to provide consent online must return a paper consent form to school.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Immunisation Team on 02 9382 8333 should you have any further queries relating to your upcoming visit.
Waverley College Health Centre Team