Dear Year 12 students and families,
The Department of Education and Training has set up a priority vaccination programme for final year students. This includes students enrolled in a Unit 3/4 course in Year 11. It will run from September 7 to September 17.
Bookings for appointments will commence from 8:00 am Monday September 6 on 1800 434 144.
Parent/guardian consent is not required. Students without their own Medicare card will need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI). Attached are instructions to help you get an IHI.
The vaccine to be used is Pfizer. The vaccine will be delivered at the state hubs (in Shepparton, the McIntosh Centre at the Showgrounds). Students who already have an appointment should keep that appointment”
Get an IHI online
The quickest way to get an IHI is online through your myGov account. If you don’t have an account, it’s easy to create one.
You’ll need one of the following identification documents:
- your passport, with a valid Australian Visa
- your Australian driver licence.
We’ll use these documents to verify your identity and give you an IHI.
Follow these steps to get an IHI online:
- Sign in to myGov
- Select services or link your first service.
- Select IHI service from the list.
Follow the prompts to link the service.
Get an IHI using a form
If you don’t have identification documents, you can get an IHI using the Request an Individual Healthcare Identifier form. If you fill in a form, it will take you longer to get an IHI, compared to getting one online.
You’ll need to provide other acceptable identity documents with your request.