Protect your child against serious diseases and most cancers caused by HPV
- Boostrix Immunisation (or TDap) is typically offered to students in Year 7 and protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. It increases the protection children received through their earlier childhood immunisations by boosting their immunity to these diseases. Boostrix is delivered as a single injection.
- Human Papillomavirus Immunisation (or HPV) is typically offered to students in Year 8 and protects against most cancers caused by HPV including cervical cancer and head, neck and throat cancers, which can affect men and women. It takes two doses to be protected against HPV. Those beginning vaccination at age 15 years or older need three doses.