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School-Based Immunisation Programme [SBIP]

The  NZ Immunisation Schedule recommends vaccinations for students at 11 and 12 years of age.

  • Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitematā DHBs work in partnership with schools to offer these vaccines at school in year 7 and year 8. The SBIP is delivered by Public Health Nurses who are experienced in working with school-age children across a variety of health needs.
  • Vaccines offered in schools are:


School Year

Number of doses

More information



Year 7

1 dose

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil 9

Year 8

2 doses

(at least 5 month interval between doses)

  • School vaccinations are free.
  • Students are given information and consent forms to take home. Caregivers are asked to read all the information provided, complete and sign the consent form and return it to their child’s school.
  • Students who are absent on the day of the nurses’ visit will be offered a catch-up vaccination at a subsequent school visit. If the student is not vaccinated at school, caregivers will be notified to visit their enrolled primary care provider for this.
  • All children under 18 years of age are eligible to receive NZ schedule vaccines, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.
  • It is recommended for best protection that adolescents receive their vaccinations on time. Caregivers who choose to wait until their child is older will need to arrange for vaccination at their enrolled primary care provider.
  • Further information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits/risks of immunisation can be found at this website: The Immunisation Advisory Centre.

Distance education/home schooled students:

  • Students who are enrolled in distance education or who are home schooled are advised to attend their enrolled primary care provider for free age-appropriate vaccinations.
  • For more information about the Auckland Region SBIP contact your local Public Health Nurse Unit:

Starship Community Health
Auckland DHB

(09) 639 0200

Kidz First Public Health Nurses
Counties Manukau DHB

(09) 259 3851

Child & Family Public Health Nurses
Waitematā DHB

(09) 486 8996 (North)
(09) 839 0000 (West)

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