These vaccines are most often delivered by local councils who visit secondary schools in their area across the school year to provide the required vaccines. This is known as the Secondary School Immunisation Program (SSIP).
Some adolescents, particularly those who do not attend secondary school, may choose to access free vaccines from a general practitioner or health service. Parent/guardian consent is usually required.
Information for local councils
Carer consent, authorisation to access student contacts, resources for delivering the Secondary School Immunisation Program (SSIP).
Resources for secondary schools - SSIP
Eligibility for free vaccines, authorisation to share contact details, transferring student information to local council and resources for schools to support the delivery of the Secondary School Immunisation Program (SSIP).
Adolescent vaccinations outside of school and catch-up immunisation
Role of GPs, health services, pharmacist immunisers, catch-up tools, support resources
Reviewed 23 October 2021