Dear EY1 Parents,
The following letter will be sent home with your child on January 5, 2021.
Dear Parents of Year 1 Students,
The staff of the Department of Health will come to our school on Monday, February 1, 2021 to administer a vaccination with Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis and Inactivated Polio (DTaP-IPV) to eligible Year 1 students. The Department’s Immunisation Team will also check the immunisation records of the students for any history of BCG vaccination. Those students aged 15 years or under without a history of BCG vaccination will be referred to the Chest Clinic for optional further management.
The Department of Health has advised that:
- All Year 1 students should receive the above immunisation even if they have received a booster dose at a younger age. However, if your child has received the booster at or after 4 years of age he/she should not receive this immunisation.
- Students who have health problems should consult their family Doctor before receiving this vaccine.
Please carefully review the attached form and sign the desired consent or refusal. Completed forms can be returned directly to the Medical Room along the original Immunisation Records before January 27th.
This vaccination is a parental option. Although our Health and First Aid Coordinators support our students, some students who are particularly fearful may feel more comfortable with an individual visit to their family Doctor.
Please read the enclosed information sheet carefully. If you have any queries please contact the School Immunisation Team at 2615 8584 or 2615 8567 during office hours.
Abigail Tibbetts & Sarah Walker
Health and First Aid Coordinator