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2/06/2016
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Vaccinations
 
On the 13th of July Gladstone Regional Council is providing free catch up vaccinations for any Year 7 and 8 students at Toolooa State High School as part of Queensland Health’s annual School Immunisation Program (SIP) who have missed the March/May clinics.
 
The vaccines listed below will be offered to students in Years 7 and 8:
 
 - Human Papillomavirus – HPV (2nd Dose)
 
- Varicella / Chickenpox – VZV (1 dose)
 
The vaccinations will be conducted by a team of specially trained registered nurses.
 
Only students who have a completed and signed YES consent form will be vaccinated. If you do not wish for your child to receive the vaccine and/or your child is already vaccinated, please write your child's name at the top of the form and NO in the consent section and return to school. This helps to ensure all students have been given the opportunity to participate in this program.
 
Parents are encouraged to ensure their child has eaten breakfast on the morning of vaccination.
 
For more information about diseases, vaccines or the School Immunisation Program, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/immunisation/default.asp or call 13 HEALTH on 13 43 25 84.
 
Alternatively, contact Gladstone Regional Council's Regulatory Services Department on 07 4977 6821.
 
World No Tobacco Day
 
World No Tobacco Day 31st May 2016: Get ready for plain packaging. Did you know Australia was the first country in the world to implement plain packaging? We are world leaders.
 
Plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts packaging as a form of advertising, limits misleading packaging and labelling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings. The World Health Organisation is encouraging all countries to follow Australia with plain packaging to fight against the devastating toll of tobacco.
 
The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, the epidemic will kill more than 8 million people every year by 2030. More than 80% of these preventable deaths will be among people living in low-and middle-income countries.
 
We encourage Australians to quit smoking together for World No Tobacco Day on Sunday 31st May 2016.
 
Quitline is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Friday from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call (except for mobile phones – normal charges apply).
 
Your call is confidential. This means you don't have to give your name if you don't want to.
Ph 13 78 48
 
For more information please contact your School Based Youth Health Nurse.
 
Yours in health
 
Lani
School Based Youth Health Nurse
Toolooa State High School/Mt Larcom State School
Ph. 4971 4364.