For your information.
( This is information provided by MACS. We have children who are 12)
As part of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, from Monday 13 September, all Victorians aged 12 and older are eligible to book and receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a state vaccination centre, a Commonwealth vaccination centre, or through a GP clinic, pharmacy or community health service.
Vaccination bookings for students should be made by following the instructions on the Coronavirus Victoria website.
Vaccination is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect our school community from further outbreaks and the spread of COVID-19.
Students aged 12 to 15 can book their own appointment and may be able to consent to vaccination themselves if the health professional assesses them to be a mature minor. This means that the health professional determines that they understand the information relevant to the decision to be vaccinated and the effect of that decision.
Where a student is not considered to be a mature minor by a health professional, the health professional will seek consent from the student’s parent/carer.
Parents/carers can complete a consent form for COVID-19 vaccination for their child to bring to their appointment, or can attend with their child to provide consent in person.