Vaccine Herd Immunity Study

B Part of It, a study into Meningococcal B vaccine herd immunity is continuing across South Australia this year, with school visits commencing from 01 April 2018. Last year, almost 35,000 students across SA participated in the study receiving their swabs with half the students receiving their vaccinations as part of the first phase in 2017. Now, to ensure that all students in the study receive the Meningococcal B vaccine and that the study is successful, it is important that all students who participated in 2017 stay involved in phase two of the study in 2018.

Phase two will ensure all students receive the required throat swab and two doses of vaccine (if the student did not already receive the vaccine in 2017) to complete their involvement in the study. Whether your child receives a throat swab and/or vaccine in phase two will be determined on the group they were in last year.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to visit www.bpartofit.com.au, or you can contact your immunisation provider via the school.

The first date that has been scheduled for the ASMS is Friday 1 June, if your child is unable to be here on that date can you please call the school and let Rachel Koek know as soon as possible.

Regards, Rachel Koek