8 January 2014
dTpa Tetanus / whooping cough booster offered in year 8
From this year, all Year 8 students will be now offered the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough (dTpa) booster known as BoostrixTM together with the Year 10 students. This change brings the region in line with most other States. In previous years only Year 10 students were offered this vaccine.
HPV vaccination available for Year 8 Girls and Year 8 / 10 boys
In 2014, Year 10 Gold Coast boys are also being offered the free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.
Almost 40,000 Gold Coast students have so far been vaccinated against HPV.
The HPV vaccination program involves a series of three vaccinations, delivered over a six month period by a team of specially trained registered nurses. The vaccine is most effective when all three doses are received.
Consent forms for each vaccine have been sent home from the schools. Parents and guardians are reminded to check if their year 8 or year 10 children have received the consent form. Only students with a signed consent form will be vaccinated.
Do you have questions about the service City of Gold Coast provides?
City of Gold Coast Immunisation Services
Phone: 07 5581 6709
Fax: 07 5581 6090