Secondary School Immunisation Program

Each year our immunisation team visits all secondary schools in the Greater Shepparton municipality to vaccinate Year 7 and 10 school students as part of the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

The Secondary School Immunisation Program offers free vaccines for the following diseases to all students.

Year 7 Secondary School (or age equivalent)

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)

Year 10 Secondary School (or age equivalent)

How does my child access the school immunisation program?

The School will provide a consent card and information to parents and guardians regarding our visits to schools.  The consent card must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the school by the due date specified.

If you have not received a consent card please contact your school.

Vaccination will not be given to a child without a signed consent card.

What if my child misses their school vaccine?

If your child is unwell or absent on immunisation day, you will receive further information providing details of our Immunisation Schedule with a date to have the missed vaccine(s) by.

If, for whatever reason, your child cannot attend the School Immunisation Program as scheduled, vaccines are available at our Council Public Immunisation Sessions and are also given by GPs and other immunisation providers.

Online booking requests

Should you choose to attend a Council Immunisation Session, bookings are required. Book your child’s immunisation online using the link below:

Online Community Immunisation Bookings
Click here to view available sessions and make a booking online.

Catch Up/Overseas Immunisations (for 15-19 years old)

Council can prepare a catch-up plan for vaccines given overseas and/or update the register with vaccines not appearing on the child’s history.  Contact Council’s Immunisation Services on 5832 9744 to arrange to bring all the vaccinations records and your child’s details to our office.  

Unfortunately we cannot prepare a catch-up plan at the immunisation sessions.

Catch up on free vaccines missed between 10 and 19 years

More information

  • We request one (1) adult accompany their child/children to the immunisation session. If you are unwell please do not attend a session, contact us to re-schedule your booking.
  • Please do not attend the session if anyone attending is unwell with a fever. Contact us on on (03) 5832 9744 to re-schedule your booking.
  • After receiving any vaccination, children and adults should remain at the immunisation venue for at least 15 minutes to enable immediate attention in the event of a reaction.

For more information about immunisation in secondary schools, visit the Better Health Website.

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

All vaccinations provided by Council are reported to the Australian Immunisation Register – phone 1800 653 809.

You can get a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement by:

  • Accessing your MyGov account online
  • Requesting a statement be sent in the mail from the Australian Immunisation Register
  • Call the register on 1800 653 809
  • Visiting your local Medicare office.