Does your patient attend Milpera State High School? Please see below for important information on immunisation from Metro South Public Health Unit public health physician Dr Bhakti Vasant.
Milpera State High School (MSHS) teaches English across a variety of curriculum areas for migrant children of non-English speaking backgrounds including refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and international students.
Students from Brisbane and surrounding areas or Ipswich attend this school to improve English skills before they are linked to schools closer to home. Click here for more information.
As students attend MSHS for variable periods, this school does not have a School Immunisation Program (SIP). To ensure that eligible students are immunised:
- Year 7 students who do not receive their SIP vaccines at school, including MSHS students, are eligible to receive funded vaccines in general practice
- From 1 July 2017 all 10 – 19 year olds are eligible for free catch-up vaccines through the National Immunisation Program
- People aged 15 to 19 years who do not receive their Meningococcal ACWY vaccine at school are eligible to receive this vaccine in general practice until May 2018
Please refer to the Expansion of the National Immunisation Program information sheet for further details.