Immunisation for adolescents

Vaccinated young woman

Certain vaccines are recommended in secondary school to protect adolescents and their peers.

Immunisation sessions
See times and dates of our sessions for children,
adolescents and adults

Secondary school students

We visit all secondary schools in our community to give immunisations to students in year 7 and year 10. The following vaccines are recommended and funded under the National Immunisation Program.

In February 2023, the Australian Government updated its recommendation in relation to the HPV – Gardasil®9 vaccine. Adolescents are now considered fully immunised after one dose of HPV vaccine, with studies showing this has comparable effectiveness to the previous two-dose schedule. You can read more about the change at the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care website.

Year 7

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - given as one injection.
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (DTP) booster - given as one injection.

Year 10

  • Meningococcal ACWY - given as one injection.

If your child has missed their school visit, would prefer to be immunised away from school, or has been impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns, you are welcome to attend any of our sessions to receive these vaccines. We also welcome students from other schools outside the City of Darebin.

Find out dates and times of our vaccination sessions.

Overseas immunisations

If your child was immunised overseas, we can review your child's history, update the Australian Immunisation Register, and recommend catch-up immunisations if needed.

Contact us on 03 8470 8562 or email before attending an immunisation session so we can help you with a catch-up plan.

Catch-up immunisations

Anyone can access free catch-up vaccinations for missed childhood and adolescent NIP vaccines up to and including 19 years of age. We can help you work out which vaccines you or your child may have missed and create a catch-up plan.

Contact us on 03 8470 8562 or email before attending an immunisation session so we can help you make a catch-up plan.

Contact us

Darebin Immunisation Service
270 Gower St, Preston 3072
Phone: 03 8470 8562