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School and adolescent immunisations

Maroondah City Council in collaboration with schools, coordinates and administers adolescent vaccinations at schools within Maroondah to support a healthy community and ensure our adolescents are protected from vaccine preventable diseases and cancers.

As part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP), school students in Year 7 & 10 receive free vaccinations.

Adolescents (up to 19 years) who are not attending secondary school are also eligible for these vaccinations. If you have missed any of these vaccines, you can book online

You may also wish to visit your GP.

Year 7 students (12 to 13 years)

  • 1 dose - Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine (Boostrix)
  • 2 doses - Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil) (Each dose is 6 month apart)

Year 10 students(14 to 16 years)

  • 1 dose Meningococcal ACWY (Menactra)

Further information on these vaccines can be found on Victorian Health Department websites:

Unsure if you have had these vaccines?

The Australian Immunisation Register keeps a record of the vaccinations. They receive reports from all immunisation providers. 

You can check your immunisation status by:

  • Logging onto myGov
  • Logging onto Medicare
  • Logging onto Centrelink
  • Contacting the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.

School immunisations will be occurring at the following schools in Maroondah on the dates outlined below. Maroondah immunisation services return to schools towards the end of the year to administer the second dose of HPV vaccine for Year 7 students.

School

Year level

First visit

Second visit (Year 7 only)

Ringwood Secondary College

Year 7

Wednesday 2 March

Tuesday 6 September 

Ringwood Secondary College

Year 10

Wednesday 25 May

N/A

Heathmont college

Year 7 & 10

Tuesday 8 March

Wednesday 14 September

Yarra Valley Grammar

Year 7 & 10

Wednesday 9 March

Wednesday 19 October

Luther College

Year 7 & 10

Tuesday 15 March

Tuesday 4 October

Tintern College

Year 7 & 10

Wednesday 16 March

Wednesday 12 October

Aquinas College

Year 7

Tuesday 29 March

Tuesday 18 October

Aquinas College

Year 10

Tuesday 19 July

N/A

Melba

Year 7 & 10

Wednesday 30 March

Wednesday 5 October

Croydon Special Development School

Year 7 & 10

Wednesday 27 April

Thursday 6 October

Norwood Secondary College

Year 7

Wednesday 18 May

Wednesday 23 November

Norwood Secondary College

Year 10

Tuesday 12 July

N/A

Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School

Year 7 & 10

Monday 28 March

Monday 17 October

Croydon Community School  Year 7 & 10  Thursday 7 April  Thursday 6 October 

Whether you are consenting or not consenting for your child to have the immunisations Council requires the consent form to be completed and returned.

If you have not returned your form, you can do so electronically here:

Year 7 Consent form

(Please also complete and return if you are not consenting)

Year 10 Consent form

(Please also complete and return if you are not consenting)

Some older children can get very concerned about the thought of having a vaccination at school. It is important to talk to them about the importance of immunisation. Explain how it will provide them with a lifetime of protection against diseases.

On the day

  • Ensure the student has a good breakfast.
  • Ensure clothing is worn that is suitable for the upper arm/s to be exposed.
  • Ensure the student is feeling well on the day.
  • More than one injection may be given on the day – this will not increase risk of side effects.

Helpful resources

See videos below for what to expect for year 7 students:

See videos below for what to expect for year 10 students:

After a vaccine, you or your child may experience side effects as listed on the consent form.

If the side effects do not appear consistent with common mild side effects, it is recommended you contact your GP for medical advice. 

You can report these side effect via the SAFEVIC website

If you have missed the vaccinations held at school, you can book in to a public immunisation session held locally around Maroondah at a time convenient to you. 

Book online

You may also wish to visit your GP.

Information to assist schools to coordinate the secondary school vaccination program with Councils can be found on the Department of Health website

Queries or concerns

If you have any queries or concerns before or after the school vaccinations, please feel free to contact Maroondah Community Health on 9294 5603.

Further information

Vaccines for adolescents

08/06/2022
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