Student Health

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Contact Details

Your doctor

Your school principal. Click here for school contact details or phone (02) 9561 8000. Queries about individual students should be directed, in the first instance, to the student’s school

For further advice and questions please contact your local educational services team by phoning 131 536

General enquiries about student health contact Student Engagement and Interagency Partnerships by phoning (02) 9244 5321



 

Infectious Diseases

There are many infectious diseases that affect children and young people including:


Primary school students who do not have proof of immunisation may have to stay at home during an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease at school. Particular arrangements will be worked out by the local public health unit in consultation with the school.

Schools may notify parents of the outbreak so that families are aware of the symptoms.

NSW Health provides:


Schools and parents should contact their local public health unit for advice regarding infectious diseases.

Principals must contact their public health unit to notify any of the following vaccine preventable diseases:

  • Diphtheria
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Measles
  • Meningoccocal type C
  • Mumps
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio

Notifying cases of these vaccine preventable diseases to the public health unit by the school prinicpal is a requirement of the NSW Public Health Act 2010.

Principals are referred to Infection Control Guidelines (Intranet only) for further information about contacting public health units and on communicating with the school community about infectious diseases.

 

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