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Is there an immunisation program for my children?
Council conducts immunisation programs for school children against preventable diseases in accordance with the requirements of The National Health and Medical Research Council's Australian Immunisation Handbook. Immunisations include Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Human Papilloma Virus. Programmes are conducted annually, according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule. In 2017 we will be conducting sessions for Grade 7 students at Deloraine High School.

If you would like to find out more about immunisations in Tasmania, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

How can I access Immunisation records for myself or my children?

Council maintains an accurate record of previous immunisations which it has conducted. Schools who have previously been involved in Council Immunisation Programs include: Bracknell Primary, Deloraine Primary, Deloraine High, Hagley Farm School, Meander Primary, Mole Creek Primary, Our Lady Of Mercy Catholic School and Westbury Primary. Council also maintains records for Public Clinics  prior to 2002-2003. If you are looking for records from St Patrick’s College, Prospect High or Summerdale Primary, you will need to contact City of Launceston.

If you need information on what vaccines you or your child have been given at our sessions, you will need to make a written request to Council. Please complete the following 'Immunisation Record Request' form below, then press 'Submit'

For any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Council's Environmental Health Officers on 6393 5300.


  

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The Tasmanian Government is funding a free meningococcal W vaccine for teenagers aged 15-19 years.

The program will commence during term three 2017 and run until 30 April 2018 and will be delivered at your school.

The vaccine provides protection against four strains of meningococcal disease (ACWY) and is given as a single dose.

Meningococcal disease is a rare but severe bacterial infection that can cause lifelong disability or death and can affect people at any age.

Meningococcal bacteria are carried in the nose and throat of some healthy people and are spread through close prolonged contact.  The bacteria are more commonly found in teenagers and young adults. Adolescents are at increased risk of meningococcal disease

Meningococcal W has increased significantly across Australia from 2014 onwards.  In Tasmania, cases more than tripled in 2016 compared with previous years.  Tasmania has a higher rate of meningococcal W disease than other states.  Meningococcal W is now the most common meningococcal strain in Tasmania.

You will receive further information and a consent form during term three.  Please complete the consent form and return to your school.

To learn more about meningococcal disease and the meningococcal W Vaccination Program,  visit: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/menw

 


 

Immunisation Record Request
Please complete the following form if you wish to obtain Immunisation records for yourself or you child.

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Online Immunisation Record Request
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