Child Youth & Family Health

School-Based Immunisation Program

WA Health

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Vaccines offered to school aged students are identified in 3 groups • Booster doses to vaccines already administered to students between the ages of 0-4 years e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) • Vaccines offered to specific age groups e.g. human papilloma vaccine (HPV) which is only registered and eligible for female and male students from 12 years of age • Catch up vaccines where vaccines are given for a limited time until the cohort has caught up e.g. chickenpox (varicella). A robust immunisation service requires a coordinated effort and human and physical resources from many stakeholders to ensure optimal vaccination coverage