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School-Based Vaccination Program: Year 7 and Year 10

Adele Cutbush

Ms Adele Cutbush, College Registered Nurse

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 7 and Year 10 students, 

NSW Health has been working with education authorities so that school vaccination can be offered as school-based learning returns.

In 2021, NSW Health is offering the following vaccines:

  • Year 7 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) 2 doses at least 6 months apart


Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (dTpa) 1 dose.

  • Year 10 

Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) 1 dose.

While the school vaccination program has been disrupted due to remote learning in some areas, vaccination clinics are being rescheduled as students return to school.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

NSW Health has implemented additional measures based on expert clinical advice to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission in school clinics, including:

  • nurses vaccinated against COVID-19
  • health screening of nurses before clinics
  • pre-vaccination screening of students
  • physical distancing restrictions at the clinic entrance and observation area
  • ensuring the number of students and nurses at the clinic does not exceed the maximum space allowed
  • enhanced hand hygiene and environmental cleaning of all surfaces.

What Parents/Carers Should Do

There is no need for parents/carers who have given consent for their child to receive vaccinations at school to take any action, except to:

  • contact the school to withdraw consent for HPV, dTpa or MenACWY vaccination if any of these vaccines have been given at their child’s GP
  • ensure that students with influenza-like symptoms do not attend school and are tested as soon as possible
  • note that there is a minimum dosing interval of 7 days between any routine school vaccinations (HPV, dTpa and Meningococcal ACWY) and any dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

>>> Click here to view information about COVID-19 symptoms and how COVID-19 spreads.

When Students Will be Vaccinated

Vaccinations will be offered to consented students as soon as possible as clinics are rescheduled at our College, noting that catch-up vaccination can be offered at our College at any time in 2021 or 2022 if necessary. Waverley College held its school-based vaccination program on 1 November, 2021.

You will be advised if your child cannot be vaccinated at College and recommended to arrange vaccination with your GP or another immunisation provider.

More information

>>> Click here for more information about school vaccination during COVID-19.


Ms Adele Cutbush

Registered Nurse