School Immunisation Program
Queensland’s School Immunisation Program (SIP) provides parents with the opportunity to have their Year 7 children vaccinated for free through all Queensland state and non-state secondary schools.
In addition, the Queensland Government is offering free meningococcal ACWY vaccination to all Year 10 students through the School Immunisation Program in 2017.
Vaccines recommended by the National Immunisation Program Schedule are available free of charge to registered vaccine service providers implementing school immunisation clinics.
The vaccines offered for all Year 7 students are:
- Human papillomavirus: 3 doses - 0, 2 and 6 months
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough): 1 dose
Students who miss any doses of vaccine at school are eligible to receive their missing doses up to the end of the following year. Vaccinations not completed in this time frame will need to be purchased with a private prescription.
Adolescents not attending school who would normally be in Year 7 are eligible for these vaccinations.
SIP resource kit
It is recommended that each vaccine service provider develops their own policy and procedures for conducting a SIP ensuring compliance with current legislation, professional standards and codes of practice.
The 2017 Resource kit for vaccine service providers (PDF, 4.83MB) provides detailed information on each of the steps to implement a school immunisation clinic.
Part 1: Planning a school immunisation clinic (PDF, 430kB)
Part 2: Conducting a school immunisation clinic (PDF, 225kB)
Part 3: After the school immunisation clinic (PDF, 168kB)
Part 4: Vaccine management (PDF, 172kB)
Part 5: Appendices (PDF, 4.48MB)
More informationParent/guardian consent card for Year 7
Advice for schools hosting an immunisation clinic, including resources for school staff.