Department of Health

Information for local councils

Key messages

  • Immunisation is an authorised and permitted health service during the pandemic.
  • In Victoria local council delivers the secondary school immunisation program in all secondary schools in their municipality.
  • Student contact details can be shared by the school with the local council to assist in the delivery of the program.
  • Young people under 18 need parental consent for vaccination unless they are considered a 'mature minor'.
  • The Victorian Government provides supporting resources to assist local council to deliver the program

COVID-19 impact

Immunisation is an authorised and permitted health service during the pandemic. Local council immunisation services and secondary schools are continuing to work together to ensure delivery of the secondary school immunisation program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Relevant resources/advice for local council immunisation services include:

Role of local government

Refer to the Guidelines for immunisation practice in local government.

Support resources

Local councils can order secondary school vaccine program resources online.

This booklet contains information about each disease the vaccines provide protection against, a pre-immunisation checklist and a form for parents/guardians to complete to provide their consent for the vaccine to be given.

You can also download a copy of this consent booklet (see the downloads section at the bottom of this page). This consent booklet is available in a range of community languages from the Health Translations website.

This form contains information about each disease the vaccine provides protection against, a pre-immunisation checklist and a form for parents/guardians to complete to provide their consent for the vaccine to be given.

You can also download a copy of this consent form (see the downloads section at the bottom of this page). This consent form is available in a range of community languages from the Health Translations website.

dTp record pad

A form (tear-off pad, 100 sheets) used by the immunisation provider to give to the student a paper record of the delivery of the Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (dTp). 

HPV record pad

A form (tear-off pad, 100 sheets) used by the immunisation provider to give to the student a paper record of the delivery of the Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). 

Meningococcal ACWY immunisation record pad

A form (tear-off pad, 100 sheets) used by the immunisation provider to give to the student a paper record of the delivery of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine. 

Resources provided to schools by councils

The following resources have been developed to support councils and schools to work together and to equip schools with the tools and information they require to assist local councils in the delivery of the secondary school immunisation program.

Reviewed 12 April 2022

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