FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND - Innisfail State College
COVID-19 SCHOOL VACCINATION PROGRAM INFORMATION
Dear Parent or Guardian
COVID-19 has changed the way we live and interact. To assist in protecting individuals and our community from COVID-19, the Commonwealth Government is rolling out, via community pharmacies, a National COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy for every Australian from 12 years of age.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (the Guild), which is the peak organisation representing community pharmacies, has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 School Vaccination Program. Community pharmacists are highly trained primary healthcare providers and have been administering vaccinations in Queensland since 2014.
The Program is for students aged 12 years and older and will be available at Innisfail State College during Term 4. For convenience, a fully accredited and highly trained vaccinating pharmacist from your local community pharmacy will visit Innisfail State College to administer the Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine to students who wish to be vaccinated, and whose parents, legal guardians or other authorised persons have provided consent. Vaccination against COVID-19 is not compulsory, but COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended by the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer and Queensland’s Chief Health Officer.
There are an estimated 21,000 students in FNQ who will be vaccinated through the COVID-19 School Vaccination Program with two doses, 28 days apart.
Dates for vaccinations at Innisfail State College are as follows :
1st Dose - Tuesday 2nd November
2nd Dose - Wednesday 1st December
PROGRAM PARTICIPATION: PROVIDING CONSENT
To help facilitate timely recording of the vaccination services in the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), as required by Commonwealth law, electronic consent forms are preferred.
Each student needs legal consent prior to vaccination, regardless of their age above 12 years. Consent must be provided by the student’s parents, legal guardians or other authorised persons via a unique consent form for each student. Families with more than one child at the school will need to complete separate forms for each child.
To access the consent form, simply click on the link below. Enter your details, and that of each child, to give consent to receive the Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccination through the FNQ COVID-19 School Vaccination Program.
If you are having issues accessing this link or using the QR code - please contact the college office on 4078 0222.