Many childhood diseases which are potentially life threatening are preventable through vaccination.
Within the City of Wanneroo the baby clinic services are provided by the Department of Health and offer a free immunisation service for children in accordance with the Western Australian Vaccination Schedule.
To find out about your nearest clinic and dates for 2019 please see the immunisation roster or contact the City’s Health Services on 9405 5000.
Year 7 and 8 School Vaccination Program
The Western Australian School Based Immunisation Program for year 7 and 8 students is offered by the City of Wanneroo through your child’s high school. As part of the program, year 7 and 8 students will be offered:
- Two doses of Gardasil (HPV) vaccine administered on two separate visits to the High School (Please note, there is a minimum interval of six months between the first and second doses).
- One dose of Adacel (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) vaccine on the same visit as the first HPV vaccine.
Year 10 School Vaccination Program
In 2017, Meningococcal A, C, W Y vaccine was offered in school to Year 10, 11 and 12 students, with additional vaccinations conducted at community health clinics to capture 18-19 year olds and other age-eligible persons not attending high school.
From 2018 this vaccine is offered for Year 10 students through high school visits only The City of Wanneroo will be conducting these school visits in Term 2
These vaccines will be offered over three visits.
|Term 1 (year 8)||Term 2 (year 10)||Term 3/4 (year 8)|
|HPV 1st dose||Meningococcal ACWY||HPV 2nd dose|
The City’s Immunisation Team will be visiting all high schools within the City three times during the course of 2019. At the end of 2019 the Department of Health will take over the School Vaccination Program from the City. There will be no change to the program.
Parents also have the option of having their child vaccinated at one of the City’s regular immunisation clinics, or by their GP.
The City of Wanneroo is a strong advocate for immunisation in our community and has partnered with Immunisation Alliance WA, whose vision is to create a society in which every person who can be vaccinated is vaccinated. For further information see: https://immunisationalliance.org.au/
The World Health Organization considers immunisation to be the most effective medical intervention we have to prevent deaths and reduce disease in our communities.
For more information please visit the Department of Health’s website https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation.
For information on immunisation requirements when travelling overseas contact Travel Vax on 1300 360 164.
For more information about immunisation services, please contact the City of Wanneroo’s Health Services on 9405 5000.