School Immunisation Program
Secondary schools within the Scenic Rim Region participate in the annual School Immunisation Program (SIP) provided by the Scenic Rim Regional Council. In 2021, all year 7 students will be offered two free doses of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and one free dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) as recommended by the National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIPS).
All year 10 students will again be offered one free dose of Meningococcal ACWY as recommended by the NIPS.
A team of registered nurses will visit participating schools periodically throughout the year to conduct the immunisation clinics.
Upon commencement of the school year, each school will distribute a consent form pack to all eligible students to take home.
If you would like your child to be vaccinated, it is very important to read the information carefully, complete, sign and return the consent form to your school's administration office as soon as possible.
Please take special care completing the consent form to ensure:
- all sections are completed
- all text (including school name) is written 'in full'
- the correct date and year of child's birth is stated, and
- the Medicare number is completed correctly (see below for example).
Only students who have returned a completed and signed consent form will be vaccinated.
If you do not wish your child to be vaccinated or your child has already received vaccination, please return the consent form completing the NO section ensuring you sign, date and select or detail the reason why immunisation is not to be undertaken.
For more information regarding the School Immunisation Program or if you require a consent form, please visit https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/immunisation/schools. Download and print required form (in colour), read the information carefully, complete, sign and return consent form to your school's administration office as soon as possible.
It is important to have your child optimally protected against a number of vaccine preventable diseases. If your child does miss receiving any vaccine/s offered during the school year due to absenteeism, illness or refusal they can still be immunised by way of catch up.
If catch up vaccination/s are required, it is recommended that you book an appointment time with your local GP or Medical Centre. Gold Coast Health (GCH) and Logan City Council (LCC) also provide immunisation clinics at various locations that may provide an additional option for catch up vaccinations and can be contacted on either 1800 940 750 (GCH) or 07 3412 3412 (LCC).
Please contact Council on 07 5540 5111 for further information.
Immunisation Records Request
Parents/Legal Guardians requesting evidence that their child was vaccinated as part of the School Immunisation Program (SIP) can request this information from the service provider. Such requests should be made in writing in order to adhere to privacy legislation.
Scenic Rim Regional Council is the service provider for the SIP within the Scenic Rim Region. Should you require a copy of immunisation records, you can request immunisation records for yourself or your child.
To request an immunisation record, please complete and submit the following immunisation records request form via one of the following methods.
Please note there is no fee associated with this request.
The request should include:
- Your full name.
- Your current address.
- Your contact phone number/s.
In addition to the above, if the request is not for yourself, you will need to include your relationship to the person whose records you are requesting, and the following details of the person detailed within the record:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Current address
- Address (at time of vaccination)
- School attended (at time of vaccination), and
- Year/grade (at time of vaccination).
Post: Health Services, Immunisation
Scenic Rim Regional Council
PO Box 25 Beaudesert Qld 4285
Fax: 07 5540 5103
Council aims to respond to your request within five working days from time of application receipt.