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News from the Health Centre

Waverley College Health Centre

From Waverley College Nurse, Adele Cutbush

School Vaccination Program visit this Friday 21 July 2017

This is a reminder that the Public Health Nurses will be visiting Waverley College for the school-based vaccination program this Friday 21st July. At this visit the Public Health Nurses will be offering the following vaccinations:

  • Years 11 & 12 the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine
  • Year 7 catch up HPV dose 1 and dTpa for those year 7 students who missed visit 1
  • Year 8 HPV catch up- dose 2 &/or 3.

Most importantly, if you are in Year 11 or 12 and have not returned your consent form you will need to drop it in to the Health Centre immediately. Please disregard this if you do not want your son to be vaccinated.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the College Registered Nurse, Adele Cutbush on (02) 9369 0644.


Influenza and Whooping Cough

As we are in the heart of the winter and colder months it is very important to take care of your health and immune system. The risk of catching a strain of Influenza or Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is much higher at this time of the year. There has also been reported cases of both of these illnesses in the school over the past week.

If you are showing any signs of a cough, cold or flu-like symptoms then it is recommended you seek medical attention from your GP and not come to school and put others at risk.

Please remember to wash your hands thoroughly, display good cough etiquette (cover up each cough and sneeze) and most importantly as mentioned above stay away from school and go to your GP for testing if you are suffering from any cold or flu-like symptoms.

If you would like any information on Whooping Cough, Influenza, good handwashing techniques or cough etiquette please contact the College Registered Nurse, Adele Cutbush on (02) 9369 0644 in the Health Centre between 8-4pm.