Healthy living

School-based immunisation program

Free recommended vaccines for students in year 7 and year 10

  • Immunisation protects your child against vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Parents, guardians and adolescents can register and consent via VaccinateWA (external site).
  • During the term, you can contact your child's school to find out when the program will be delivered.
  • If your child misses their vaccine at school, visit your immunisation provider (the vaccine is free, but consultation fees may apply).
  • From 1st Jan 2024, some community pharmacists may offer adolescent vaccines at no cost. Please check with your pharmacy.
Year 7 students

Year 7 students are offered:

Important information to read before giving consent

Year 10 students

Year 10 students are offered:

The Men ACWY vaccine protects against 4 strains of meningococcal disease disease. 

Important information to read before giving consent

How to register your child and provide consent

Consent must be provided by a parent or guardian for their child/ren to receive vaccinations at school.

You can provide consent online via VaccinateWA (external site). For assistance in using VaccinateWA, please email SBIP@health.wa.gov.au or call 9222 2486.

*If you're not able to access the online system, you can print a copy of the school-based immunisation program consent form (PDF 953KB). Note: Details from the paper form will be entered into the VaccinateWA system so you may receive emails from VaccinateWA.

Instructions for consenting online via VaccinateWA

  1. Log in to your VaccinateWA (external site) account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one first.
  2. From your homepage, click ‘Add or Manage Dependants’.
  3. Click ‘Register Dependant’ to create a new account for your child.
  4. The ‘Dependant Contact Details’ form will be displayed. Fill in details for your child.
  5. Your child’s (dependant’s) VaccinateWA homepage will be displayed. This will include all the vaccination programs they are eligible for. Select the relevant school-based immunisation program.
  6. Your child’s dashboard for that vaccination program will be displayed. Complete the three-step process below to complete registration.
  7. Complete Step 1: ‘About Dependant Questionnaire’, which requires you to enter your dependant’s school name and year group.
  8. Complete Step 2: ‘Dependant’s Health Questionnaire’.
  9. Complete Step 3: ‘Consent’. This step will outline the details of the vaccines you consent to your child receiving. Once you have selected your option, click ‘Submit’.
  10. Registration is now complete. Your Dependant's dashboard will be updated with the vaccination plan applied and consented for, and a ‘Confirmation of Consent’ email will be sent to your nominated email address.
After immunisation

Following vaccination, students will receive:

  • a record of vaccine(s) received
  • instructions about care after vaccination.

Vaccines administered through the school-based immunisation program are recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). For more information on how to view your child’s record, please visit How to get immunisation history statements - Australian Immunisation Register - Services Australia.

When a vaccine is missed at school (catch-up)

Catch-up is for young people who missed out on their vaccinations when they were first eligible.  All eligible individuals are recommended to receive the catch-up vaccine as soon as possible to be protected.

If they missed their vaccination at school, they can receive a catch-up vaccine from another immunisation provider such as at community immunisation clinics, or at participating GPs, pharmacies or Aboriginal Medical Services (the vaccine is free, but consultation fees may apply). Consult your immunisation provider for more information.

Healthy young people aged up to 20 years old can catch-up if they have not previously received the dTpa or MenACWY vaccines.

Healthy young people who receive a single HPV dose before 26 years of age are now considered fully vaccinated and will not need further doses, with some exceptions.

Home-schooled students

Young people not attending school are still eligible to receive these vaccines in a non-school setting. Please see above section: “When a vaccine is missed at school”, for examples of alternative immunisation providers.

Where to get help

For queries about using VaccinateWA please email SBIP@health.wa.gov.au or call 9222 2486.

Find the contact details for your area below:

Metropolitan Email address Phone number
Metropolitan area CAHS.CHSBIP@health.wa.gov.au Armadale: 9391 2279
Hilton (Fremantle): 6332 0115
Kwinana: 9419 2237
Lockridge: 9279 0133
Mirrabooka: 9345 7151
Perth: 9426 9441
City of Joondalup info@joondalup.wa.gov.au 9400 4954
Regional Email address Phone number
Great Southern sbipgreatsouthern@health.wa.gov.au 9842 7500
(Monday - Thursday)
South West SBIPSW@health.wa.gov.au 9781 2355
Wheatbelt SBIPWheatbelt@health.wa.gov.au 9690 1720
Midwest SBIPmidwest@health.wa.gov.au 9956 1985
Goldfields ChildHealth.WACHS-Goldfields@health.wa.gov.au Kalgoorlie/Leonora/Laverton: 9080 8200
Esperance: 9071 0400
Coolgardie/Kambalda/Menzies: 9025 0200
Kimberley WACHSKimberleyCommunicableDiseaseControl@health.wa.gov.au  9194 1640
Pilbara SBIPPilbara@health.wa.gov.au Hedland: 9174 1321
Karratha: 9144 7833

Last reviewed: 19-01-2024
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