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School Based Immunisation Programme

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Te hōtaka Tuku Awhikiri i roto i ngā kura 

Public Health aims to improve health by reducing vaccine-preventable diseases.

Children are offered free immunisations at around age 11, against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis), and at around age 12, against human papillomavirus at school during years 7 and 8. 


Parents/caregivers of Year 7 and 8 (11 and 12 years old). Please click the link to find out more information about school-based immunisation. Please watch the video clips with your child.


When you receive a consent form from your child,

READ IT, SIGN IT AND RETURN IT TO SCHOOL even if you don’t choose to vaccinate your child at school. 

Public Health offers:
• Information and education around immunisation for parents and schools
• Free immunisation for children against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis) (age 11), and human papillomavirus (age 12).
Contact: (06) 350 4560 or (0800) 153 042
Find out more about School Based Immunisation Programme:
• Year 7 Tdap immunisation
• Year 8 human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation
Other immunization information:
• Ministry of Health - Chickenpox (varicella), Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
Meningococcal vaccine, Influenza vaccine
• Immunisation Advisory Centre  

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