|Title:||Guidelines for Department of Health School Vaccination Teams 2007|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0042/07|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 29 March 2007|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||These guidelines provide the Department of Health school nurse vaccination teams with the recommended. Standards to be considered/adopted when implementing and managing delivery of school-based vaccination Programs.|
|Period of effect:||from 29 March 2007|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 29-Mar-2007|
|Print version:||View print version|
Guidelines for Department of Health School Vaccination Teams 2007
These Guidelines provide the Department of Health (DoH) school nurse vaccination teams with the recommended standards to be considered and adopted when implementing and managing delivery of school-based vaccination programs. Compliance with these guidelines is mandatory.
For those students who consider themselves mature enough to give consent for vaccination (i.e. the student states that he or she understands the risks and benefits of the vaccination), but does not have parental consent, the nurse should attempt to obtain verbal parental consent by telephoning one of the student’s parents. If this is not possible, the student should be directed to discuss this issue further with their parents and re-directed to their local immunisation provider.VACCINATION SESSIONS
The vaccination team must:
The vaccination team must have immediate access to:
School-based Vaccination programs
Commonwealth funded ongoing school based vaccination programs will only be available through the school program or at Local Government/Council clinics and community health clinics. However, vaccinations can be arranged through GP surgeries for those students with medical or risk factors. In these instances, the local public health nurse must be advised in order to arrange this. This is not the case for catch up programs when new vaccines are introduced to the schedule, for example the HPV (Human Papilloma virus) catch up program which will run until June 2009.
1. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The Australian Immunisation Handbook 8th Edition 2003. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
2. National Vaccine Storage Guidelines. Strive for 5. Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
3. Department of Health website: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/immunisation
4. Note: A draft 9th Edition of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Australian Immunisation handbook. Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Is now on the website for comment. This updated version includes information on HPV vaccine. Website: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Thursday, 29 March 2007 at 9:56am