Year 7 Immunisation Programme 2018

Students in Year 7 are offered a booster vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough to complete the New Zealand childhood immunisation schedule. This combination vaccine is called BOOSTRIX and can be administered at a school based vaccination programme or by your family doctor.

Our school is scheduled to have BOOSTRIX on: Tuesday 21 August 2018.

On Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 2:00pm the Starship Community Nurse for our school will be talking to all Year 7 students about this vaccination and then these pupils will bring a form home for you to complete.  This form will give the nurse information on whether:

  • you wish your child to be vaccinated at school or
  • your child has already received these vaccinations from their GP or
  • you do not wish your child to be vaccinated

Please see the below link for the videos that will be presented at school by the Starship Community Nurse

http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/immunisation/immunisation-older-children,

For more information please contact:

  • Starship Community Service – School Based Immunisation Programme
    Phone: 09 639 0200      

Or

  • Your Family Doctor/ Practice Nurse
  • Visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz
  • Contact the Immunisation Advisory Centre: 0800immune (0800 466863)   
    or visit their website: www.immune.org.nz 

 

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