School Immunisation Program
Immunisation is an important process for the prevention of disease across our community. The School Immunisation Program is delivered by Pop-Up Medics on behalf of Council with vaccines made available at no cost under the National Immunisation Program. Pop-Up Medics have fully trained and qualified vaccination teams that visit Port Lincoln schools to deliver the program each year.
In the first few weeks of term one all students in years 8 and 10 will be given an information pack to take home to their parents. This information pack provides details about the relevant diseases, the benefits of immunisation and common side effects of the vaccines. A consent card is also included for parents to complete and return to the school. In South Australia, students may consent for themselves if they are aged 16 years or older.
Parents should read the information, complete and sign the consent card and return it to school as soon as possible.
To be eligible to receive free vaccines under the School Immunisation Program, your child must be enrolled in years 8, 10 or 11. Home-schooled children are also eligible to receive the recommended vaccines free.
Vaccines for 2020
- human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine - Gardasil®9 (2 dose course)
- diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine
If your child has missed any of their School Immunisation Program vaccines, and are under 20 years of age they can still receive any missed vaccine for free. To arrange to catch up their vaccines contact Pop-Up Medics | 1300 858 047 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, copies of school immunisation records can be accessed from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) via their personal myGov account. For incomplete records or for copies of school immunisation records prior to 1996, contact the immunisation provider (PDF 456KB) who administered the vaccines; in most cases this is the local council where the school is located. Please note if your child is over 14, you can get their immunisation history statement if you have their consent. Their identity must be verified before any records can be released.