Important information about the Year 7 Human Papillomavirus High School Immunisation Program
From February 2023, the dosing schedule for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will change to a single dose and eligibility for the catch-up program will be extended to 25 years of age under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
Read more about the Year 7 HPV High School Immunisation Program.
ACT Government offers the free National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccines to all Year 7 and 10 students across all government and non-government high schools in the ACT. This program is delivered by the Canberra Health Services’ Child and Adolescent Immunisation Team who visit all high schools in the ACT to administer the vaccines. You can also visit the Canberra Health Services’ High School Immunisation Program page.
Students in years 7 and 10 will receive a consent card at the start of Term 1.
Make sure you find, sign and return your child’s consent card to your school by the end of the first week of term. Only students who have a completed consent card for the vaccines will be immunised by the Child and Adolescent Immunisation Team nurses. Please complete and return a consent card even if you do not consent for your child to receive these vaccines at school.
Year 7 students are offered vaccines to protect them against human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough).
Year 10 students are eligible for the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine.