School Immunisation Program
Council delivers vaccines through the school program which are made available at no cost under the National Immunisation Program. Fully trained and qualified vaccination teams visit Port Lincoln schools to deliver the program each year.
In the first few weeks of term one all students in years 8, 10 and 11 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 which will be offered. 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 2019
- 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 the Council's Environment and Regulatory Services Support Officer on 8621 2330 or you can contact your local doctor for further information.
Yes, copies of school immunisation records can be accessed from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) via their personal myGov account. If these records are incomplete, please contact Council's Environment and Regulatory Services Support Officer on 8621 2330.
Need more information
If you have any questions relating to any immunisation matters, please contact:
City of Port Lincoln
Environmental Health Officer
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8621 2300