Message sent on behalf of the Child Health Team - Year 8 Update

In March 2020 the school based immunisation team sent out information regarding the HPV vaccination scheduled to be given to students in Yr 8 of school year 2020/2021. Stating that the first dose would be given in Autumn 2020 and the second dose in Summer 2021.
However due to the COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools, we have had to reschedule our immunisation program for the school year 2020/2021. Please be advised that students having been consented to receive this vaccine will now receive the first dose in the Summer 2021 and the second dose in Summer 2022.
These vaccines will still be given in school and the changes to the schedule does not affect the effectiveness of the vaccine.
If you have any queries please email the immunisation team –