Dear Parents of Year 6 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 (reduced dose) and Inactivated Polio (dTap-IPV) to eligible Year 6 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 6 students should receive the above immunisation again, even if they have received a booster dose at Year 1 or from their General Practitioner. However, if your child has received a booster dose at or after 10 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 read the attached documents from the School Immunisation Team carefully. These documents include a statement of purposes for the collection of personal data, further information about the immunisation and a consent/refusal form. If a consent form is completed, please bring the form and the child’s original immunisation record directly to the Medical Office before 27th January. If a refusal form is completed, please email a copy to [email protected]. If you have any queries about the immunisation then please contact the School Immunisation Team at 2615 8584 or 2615 8567 during office hours.
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.
Abigail Tibbetts & Sarah Walker
Health and First Aid Coordinators