Immunisation for adolescents
Certain vaccines are recommended in secondary school to protect adolescents and their peers.
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:
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - given as two injections, minimum six months apart.
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (DTP) booster - given as one injection.
- 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.
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.
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.