School-based immunisation program for Year 10 students

There is now an ongoing Commonwealth-funded program as part of the National Immunisation Program for Meningococcal ACWY, which will be offered every year for Year 10 students. 

The vaccine is exactly the same vaccination that has been rolled out by the Tasmanian Department of Health over the last few years but has a different brand name. It is not the meningococcal B vaccine or a booster dose of the ACWY. 

Parents of eligible students will receive a consent form pack from their school to fill in and return. Parents and schools will be notified of vaccination days/times as soon as these have been allocated and details will also be posted on this webpage. 

If your child has had a Meningococcal ACWY (Menactra or Nimenrix) in the past two years there is no need for them to have another vaccination. Sign the consent form in the "no" box and return to your school. 

For further information, please contact the City of Hobart Immunisation Coordinator on 03 6238 2829 or email immunisation@hobartcity.com.au