Consent packs for the students who have not completed their vaccinations have been provided to the school. Please complete the forms provided and return to the school office as soon as possible.
The School Based Vaccination programme will offer the two dose HPV vaccinations to protect against genital warts, cervical cancer, throat and mouth cancers, and other types of cancers later in life. The programme also includes a one dose Boostrix vaccination to provide protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough.
To enable students to receive the vaccinations at school a vaccination pack will be provided to students who have not completed their vaccinations in General Practice in term one 2023 to take home for the parent/caregivers to complete and return the consent form to school. Consent to the school based programme can be withdrawn at any time during the programme by contacting the vaccinating team directly HPV@cdhb.health.nz
Kirstin Lambie, Public Health Nurse