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 or 25 years for HPV) 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.

Please note: The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care has announced that from 6 February 2023, Australia will change its schedule for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) from 2 doses of vaccine to 1 dose for most people. Significant immunocompromising conditions require a 3 dose course.

The NIP eligibility age for catch-up/missed vaccination will also increase from 19 to 25 years of age

Most people who have had a single dose of vaccine are now considered fully vaccinated for and protected from HPV and do not need to receive a second dose.

Year 7 students (12 to 13 years)

  • 1 dose - Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine (Boostrix)
  • 1 dose* - Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil) 

Year 10 students (14 to 16 years)

  • 1 dose Meningococcal ACWY (Nimenrix)

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.

More information

School immunisation dates - 2023



Year Level

Yarra Valley Grammar

Wednesday March 1

Year 7 & 10
Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School

Monday March 6

Year 7 & 10

Luther College

Tuesday March 7

Year 7

Norwood Secondary College

Tuesday March 14

Year 7

Melba College

Wednesday March 22

Year 7 & 10

Aquinas College

Tuesday March 28

Year 7

Tintern Grammar

Wednesday March 29

Year 7 & 10

Heathmont College

Wednesday April 5

Year 7 & 10

Norwood Secondary College

Wednesday April 26

Year 10

Luther College

Tuesday May 2

Year 10

Croydon Special Development School

Wednesday May 3

Year 7 & 10

Ringwood Secondary College

Tuesday May 9

Year 10

Croydon Community School

Monday May 15

Year 7 & 10

Aquinas College

Tuesday May 16

Year 10

Catch Up Adolescent Immunisation Session

Wednesday May 31


Year 7 & 10

Forgotten to return your consent form?

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)

Tips for carers and students

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:

Possible side effects of vaccination

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.

Missed your vaccination at School?

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

Dedicated catch-up session information will be updated when available. 

You may also wish to visit your GP.

Information for schools

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