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School immunisation program

Whyalla City Council runs a school program each year for year 8 Students. All vaccines are administrated by registered Nurses. Electronic records are kept with Whyalla City Council (from 1999) and a copy of student record is sent home with the student for parents to keep.

Vaccines offered are:

HPV (Gardisil) 3 dose program
The HPV vaccine is now available free in schools to males and females aged 12-13 years to protect against cancers and disease caused by the virus. In 2013 and 2014, males aged 14-15 years were able to access the vaccine program in school as part of a catch-up program.
For more information www.australia.gov.au/hpv

Chicken Pox (Varicella) 12 to 13 years – 1 dose program
For more informationwww.australia.gov.au/varicella

Tetanus (Boostrix ) 13 to 14 years – 1 dose program
For more informationwww.australia.gov.au/tetanus

Other Sites:

Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) 24hours 7 days a week
1300 232 272

Medicare Australia
08 1800 65809

Department of Health SA

www.health.sa.gov.au - Immunisation
Public Health,
Department of Health,
CitiCentre Building,
Level 1, 11 Hindmarsh Square,
Adelaide, South Australia 5000.

Telephone: (08) 8226 7107.
Facsimile: (08) 8226 7102 (International fax: 61 8 8226 7102).
Postal address: PO Box 6, Rundle Mall, SA 5000.

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City of Whyalla
PO Box 126
Civic Building, Darling Tce
Whyalla SA 5600
Tel: (08) 8640-3444
Fax: (08) 8645-0155