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Vaccinations - Year 7 1st Dose HPV,dTpa (Catch-up) Year 8 2nd dose HPV

Dear Parent/Guardian

Teams of specially trained registered nurses will be visiting your child’s school during Year 7 to offer vaccinations against serious vaccine preventable diseases.

Vaccines include:

1. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (2 dose schedule, given at

least 6 months apart) – giving protection from 9 types of HPV

2. Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (dTpa) vaccine (1 dose) – a

booster dose due at this age

What do you need to do?

 Read the Year 7 Vaccination Information Kit which will be distributed by your child’s school at the beginning of the school year

 Complete & sign the Consent Form (make sure you sign for each vaccine your child requires)

 Return the signed Consent Form to your child to return to school, as soon as possible

 Discuss the importance of vaccinations with your child

 Ensure your child has breakfast on the morning of vaccination

 If your child is absent from school on vaccination day catch-up vaccinations will be provided at the next school clinic/s throughout the year

More questions?

Please contact Western Sydney Public Health Unit on 9840 3603 or visit for further information and translated copies of the Year 7 Vaccination Information Kit. for video on what to expect on vaccination day. for 8 easy health tips to kick start high school.


With regards to the above program here at Glenwood High School, NSW Health have advised that we will have a slight change to the way the vaccinations will be given this year due to the COVID-19 vaccine commencing today. The small change will be that the Single dose of dTpa which was meant to be given on the first visit (Friday 26th February) will now be given on Friday, 10th September 2021.


The vaccination clinics will be conducted at Glenwood High School for all Year 7 students on:


Friday, 26th February 2021                        1st dose HPV

(Term 1, Week 5)                                       


Friday, 11th June 2021                               Catch-up Year 7’s who were absent for February

(Term 2, Week 8)                                        visit


Friday, 10th September 2021                    2nd dose HPV

(Term 3, Week 9)                                        Single dose dTpa


Please note that students who commence the HPV vaccination in school clinics in Year 7 but do not complete the course during the school year may be offered catch-up doses at school in Year 8. Students who have their first HPV dose at their GP will be advised to complete the course with their GP.


A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at each clinic. You should ensure that this record is kept for future reference. Please do not assume that your child has been vaccinated if you do not receive this Record of Vaccination. Vaccination records will be uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to provide a complete immunisation history for your child.


Please find attached the letter from NSW Health to this effect.


Please ensure that your child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic and brings plenty of food and water for throughout the day.


Should you have any further questions or comments regarding this program please call the Immunisation Team on 9840 3603 or call Ms Jones at Glenwood High School on 9629 9577.