Lakeview Senior College Vaccine Hub

Dear parents/guardians and carers of final year students


As part of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, all people aged 16 years and above are now eligible to receive the 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.

To help support the safe conduct of end-of-year exams, the Victorian Government has announced a vaccination blitz for final year students (all VCE unit 3 and 4 students, final year VCAL and IB students), their teachers and VCE exam supervisors and assessors.

A pop-up vaccination clinic will be held at our school on a date to be confirmed in the coming week. I will contact you to confirm as soon as that date has been set.

Final year students (including year 11 students studying a unit 3 and 4 VCE subject) who attend our school and their teachers will be able to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at this pop-up vaccination clinic.

Eligible students who wish to receive a vaccination at the pop-up vaccination clinic will need to advise the school by 5pm on Thursday 9 September by filling out their details at

https://forms.office.com/r/j8SyutDJwW

 

What to bring

Students should bring to their appointment:

• a face mask

• photo identification

• a Medicare number or Individual Healthcare Identifier number.

 

We have written to your child to provide them with information about their eligibility for vaccination and details of the pop-up vaccination clinic.

Students in particular are being asked to attend the clinic and receive a vaccination to keep themselves and our community safe and support the safe conduct of examinations. I encourage you to support your eligible child to attend the pop-up vaccination clinic.

Please note that vaccination is voluntary and all students will be able to sit their exams regardless of their vaccination status. End-of-year exams will be delivered in accordance with the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer.

You child should speak to their doctor if they have any questions about vaccination and their individual health circumstances.

 

Consent

Vaccination is voluntary and students are not required to attend the pop-up vaccination clinic.

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. 

 

More information

More information is provided in the attached COVID-19 Vaccination Final Year Blitz Invitation from the Department of Health.

Translated advice about the vaccines is available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

For more information about eligibility, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or use the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.

For further assistance, contact:

  • the Department of Health Coronavirus hotline: 1800 675 398
  • the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline: 1800 020 080.

 

 

Shayne Rule
Principal