School-based immunisation program campaign

The school-based immunisation program offers students in years 7 and 10 free vaccinations to protect against infectious diseases.

For more information visit the school-based immunisation program page on HealthyWA (external site).

Objectives
  • Raise awareness amongst parents and guardians of children who will be in year 7 or 10 in 2023 about free vaccinations offered at school to protect against infectious diseases.
  • Encourage parents and guardians to consent for vaccination at school.
Key messages
  • The school-based immunisation program offers students in years 7 and 10 free vaccinations at school to protect against infectious diseases.
  • Year 7 students can receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) vaccines to protect against whooping cough, genital warts and some cancers.
  • Year 10 students can receive the meningococcal ACWY vaccine to protect against 4 types of meningococcal bacteria.
  • COVID-19 vaccines will also be offered to students in years 7 and 10 who are eligible for a vaccine.
  • Parents and guardians are encouraged to complete the VaccinateWA form online. Otherwise they can request a hard copy form from school or print a copy from the webpage.
  • For more information visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/schoolimmunisations
Target audience

Parents and guardians of children who will be in year 7 or 10 in 2023.

Timing

December 2022 to February 2023

Campaign materials

Poster

School-based immunisation poster (PDF 690KB)

Poster: Free vaccinations at school for students in years 7 and 10

Social media tiles

Social tile 1080 x 1080 (PNG 423KB)

Social story 1080 x 1920 (PNG 519KB)

Radio

Radio ads will run across Perth metropolitan, regional and Aboriginal radio stations.

Contact us

The campaign is coordinated by the Communicable Disease Control Directorate in conjunction with the Communications Directorate.

Please contact us if you need further information or materials in alternative formats.

Email: communications@health.wa.gov.au

Last reviewed: 20-12-2022