In response to concerns about the recent increase in MenW meningococcal disease, the WA government is providing the ACWY vaccine free for teens at Hedland Senior High School. Year 10’s will be targeted for the vaccine during term 3 due to the age group being more likely to carry the bacteria.
Consent forms were sent home in the last week of term 2 and can be found on the Connect website. These forms are required to be returned by the end of week 2 to check student vaccination records prior to the vaccination.
If you wish to discuss this vaccine with the school nurse please call Community Health on 9174 1321.
If your child is anxious about needles and wants to have the vaccination outside of school Community Healthy can provide an after school appointment.
For more information about the vaccination and for program forms Click Here