- In Victoria local councils deliver the Secondary School Immunisation Program in 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.
- The HPV dosing schedule was updated in February 2023. Please see the resources section below for information for councils and the public.
Role of local government
Year 7 information and consent booklet
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.
Where consent was taken prior to the HPV vaccine schedule change in 2022 and early 2023, councils must provide parents/carers with information regarding the change, and provide opportunity for questions and discussion of the change prior to their child’s immunisation session.
See the resources section below for an information sheet that can be adapted and provided by councils to parents and carers.
Year 10 information and consent form
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).
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).
To note, this record pad has not been updated with the schedule change, and will reflect the previous two dose schedule.
Victorians can access a record of their HPV immunisation via their Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Record.
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.
HPV dosing schedule change – information for councils
An information sheet which advises councils of the HPV dosing schedule change and explains how it impacts council immunisation services.
Social media resources and other communications for councils to share with their communities are also available in the resources section below.
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 02 November 2023