Immunisation protects more than your child’s health. It helps stop the spread of illness to your family, neighbours, friends and the community. It is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain harmful diseases. It uses the human body’s natural defense mechanism to build resistance to certain diseases. The risks involved with contracting one of these diseases is far greater than the very small risk of immunisation against the disease.
It is important to administer vaccines in a timely manner as some vaccines are time limited and have age restrictions.
Council is dedicated to providing a safe, convenient service and aims to achieve the best immunisation coverage possible. Our dedicated nursing staff have extensive experience and expertise in the fields of epidemiology and immunisation.
Free public immunisation sessions are provided by Council for infants, toddlers, pre-school children and school-aged students.
We also supply vaccination for over 65s, eligible at risk children and adults in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule. A limited range of non-government funded vaccines are available for a fee. Please contact Council for full details.
As a result of the new No Jab No Pay legislation, from 1 January 2016 the National Immunisation Program (NIP) eligibility criteria will change for children 0-19 years of age. All children under the age of 10 may obtain free catch up vaccinations under the NIP regardless of their Medicare status. Children 10-19 years are eligible for free missed childhood vaccines (not those missed at school). This is available for a limited time from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017. For all enquiries about the No Jab No Play legislation please call the Families and Parent Line on 13 61 50.
If your child has been vaccinated overseas you are required to provide a copy of the vaccination records to Council prior to attending a public immunisation session. You will need to obtain a formal translation if the records are not in English. Please contact AMES on 9890 0425 if you require a translation.
AMES: 9890 0425 (this service only available if you have been a resident in Australia for two years or less and is free of charge).
VITS (Victorian Interpreting and Translation Service): 9280 1941 (this service is for residents who have been in Australia for more than two years – fee involved)
If you have received vaccinations through Council and wish to obtain a copy of these vaccinations, please complete the form below and click on email@example.com. This will be processed within 10 working days. Request for Immunisation History Records Form (485.17kB)
To view your Immunisation History Statement:
Please note that if your child is 14 years of age or over they will need to sign into or create their own Medicare online account through myGov to view their immunisation history statement. You will not be able to view their immunisation history statement in your account.
If you are unable to access the immunisation history statement online, you can obtain a copy by calling the Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809. View more information about immunisation requirements and payments here.
If you are travelling overseas, please seek advice from a travel vaccine provider regarding what vaccines are required for that country.
Council conducts 10 immunisation sessions each month, which include both morning and evening sessions.
No appointments are required and you may attend any session at any venue.
Please do not attend if the person to be immunised has a temperature over 38.2 degrees Celsius. Your child can still attend even if they have a runny nose or are on antibiotics.
Your maternal and child health nurse can talk to you about the importance of immunisation and the potential side effects.
To view dates and times of the session times, download our Public Immunisation Schedule 2017 (1.04MB)
Council nurses visit each secondary school in our municipality several times a year in accordance with the National School Immunisation Program.
These vaccines are all provided free of charge and consent cards are distributed by your school. It is very important that you return the completed consent, even if you do not want your child immunised. If you have not received a consent card, please contact your child’s school.
If your child has missed a school immunisation session, you will be notified and given the option of attending a council public immunisation session or your local doctor.
* Please note: your child must be 12 months or over. Please do not attend a session prior to their first birthday.
View a guide to understanding childhood immunisation.
For further information or a copy of the school immunisation consent form, refer to:
For more information about council's immunisation program, contact your maternal and child health nurse directly or phone council's Environmental Unit on 9262 6197.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org