Year 6 MMR(V) & HBV Vaccinations

Dear Parents and Guardians of Year 6 students,

The School Immunisation Team of the Centre of Health Protection (CHP) will visit our school on Thursday 16th May 2024 to offer the following vaccines to eligible Year 6 students:

  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • and/or Combined Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV)

Please note: Female students will also be sent home with a form for HPV vaccination.

The Combined Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV) vaccine will be offered to students born on or after 1st Jan 2013, while those born before 1st Jan 2013 would receive the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Further information can be found on the handout that has been sent home with your child.

The Hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) is recommended for students who have never received a Hepatitis B vaccine or who have not completed three doses of HBV to build up immunity against Hepatitis B. The Government Immunisation Team will give one dose on the above-mentioned date. A referral form for the second and third doses, if required, will be provided during the clinic.

Please carefully review and sign the attached consent or refusal forms and return them directly to the medical room before Friday 26th April. Please note that there are two separate consent/refusal forms for the MMR(V) and Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccinations. If you wish to provide consent for your child to receive the vaccines, we kindly request that you submit their original immunisation record or booklet along with the signed consent forms. If you are unable to provide this, please clearly indicate this on the tick box labelled ‘I cannot submit any immunisation records of the student but still agree to the student receiving the vaccine…’.

For parents who choose to refuse the vaccine for their child, we only require a copy of the immunisation record to be submitted alongside the signed refusal.

The government immunisation team will also check the immunisation records of our students for any history of BCG vaccine, the vaccination for tuberculosis (TB). Students without a history of BCG vaccination will be referred to the Chest Clinic for further management. If you have any queries, please contact the Department of Health School Immunisation Team at 2615 8584 or 2615 8567 during office hours. Alternatively, you can contact the DBIS medical room at 2284 3005.

Please note that these vaccines are a parental option. Although our health and first aid coordinators support our students, some students who are fearful may feel more comfortable with an individual visit to their family doctor.


Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Kate Yarnall & Jess Peeters

Health & First Aid Coordinators