Dear parents/guardians and carers,
As part of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, all Victorians aged 12 years and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the best way you can protect yourself, your family and our school community from further outbreaks and the spread of COVID-19.
Vaccination is not mandatory, but it is highly encouraged, except where your medical practitioner advises you otherwise.
Jabba the Bus mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be at Greater Shepparton Secondary College, McGuire Campus, 92-100 Wilmot Road, Shepparton between 9am to 4pm on Saturday 23 October.
Students and their families, in addition to community members, are strongly encouraged to visit the pop-up vaccination clinic during the designated times.
You can walk in to get vaccinated, although bookings are preferred. You can book via 1800 675 398 (tell the operator you want to book this clinic) or online at: portal.cvms.vic.gov.au
Translation services will also be available on-site.
Vaccinations will be available to all staff, students, their families and other local community members.
What to bring
Students and families should bring the following to the pop-up clinic:
- a face mask
- photo identification
- a Medicare number or Individual Healthcare Identifier number, if you have one.
We have written to your child to provide them with information about the details of the pop-up vaccination clinic.
Please speak to your doctor if you have any questions about vaccination and your child and your own individual health circumstances.
As a parent or carer, you can complete a consent from for COVID-19 vaccination for your child to take with them, or you can attend with your child to provide consent in person.
Students can consent to vaccination themselves if a health professional assesses them to be a mature minor. That is that the health professional assesses that they understand the information relevant to the decision to be vaccinated and the effect of that decision.
If you and your child cannot attend the pop-up vaccination clinic, you can book and receive your COVID-19 vaccine at a state vaccination centre, Commonwealth vaccination centre, participating GP clinics, pharmacies or community health services.
You and your child can find a participating Commonwealth vaccination centre, GP, pharmacy or community health service through the Vaccine Clinic Finder. You can book your appointment online or by calling the vaccine provider nearest to you.
To find a state vaccination centre and opening times, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
Translated advice about the vaccines is available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
For further assistance, contact:
- the Department of Education and Training COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663.
- the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline: 1800 020 080.