2019 Secondary School Vaccine Program

The Secondary School Vaccine Program offers free vaccinations to Year 7 and 10 students in 2019.

Students will have the opportunity to receive the following:

  • diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine in Year 7
  • human papillomavirus vaccine in Year 7
  • meningococcal A,C,W,Y vaccine in Year 10


To learn more about the Secondary School Vaccine Program, the vaccines, the diseases they protect against, or how you can prepare your child for vaccination, please click here.

Virtual School Victoria students who do not attend mainstream schools are also encouraged to receive these immunisations. See your GP or local council immunisation service to receive these immunisations.

The Commonwealth Government is funding vaccinations for all children and young people under 20 years of age who missed any scheduled vaccines. This includes a catch up program for Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for adolescents aged 15-19 years of age who have not already received the vaccine in school. If Virtual School Victoria students have missed vaccines, either in childhood or adolescence and require catch-up vaccines, they should also speak with their GP or local council immunisation service.

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