Adolescence is an important time to consider the risk of vaccine preventable disease and the benefits of immunisation. This includes providing ‘booster’ doses of vaccines against diseases previously protected against in infancy, as well as protection against other diseases such as the Human Papilloma Virus and Meningococcal disease.
These vaccines are often administered as part of a secondary school based program.
- Immune Hero -The Victorian Department of Health has helped to develop an interactive resource ‘Immune Hero’, a one-stop-shop addressing immunisation queries for young people of secondary school age. It provides a credible source of information for teachers, students and their parents.
- MVEC: Meningococcal disease and vaccines
- MVEC: Human papilloma virus (HPV)
- MVEC: Pertussis
- DHHS: Victorian immunisation schedule
Authors: Nigel Crawford (Director, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute), Mel Addison (SAEFVIC Research Nurse, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute), Rachael McGuire (SAEFVIC Research Nurse, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)
Reviewed by: Nigel Crawford (Director, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)
Date: January 2019
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