Types of Immunisation

We offer various immunisation services for children and adults who live, work or study within the City of Whitehorse.

Immunisation helps you stay healthy by preventing serious diseases. Immunisation helps protect children and adults against harmful infections by using the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to specific infections.

We offer both free and paid immunisation services via our regular public immunisation sessions. Immunisations are given by registered nurses who have extensive training in administering vaccinations.

Free immunisations

The following immunisations are free at our immunisation sessions, as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

Infants and children

You must make an appointment to receive your child's immunisations. 

Please call the Environmental Health Unit on 9262 6197 to make a booking. If you do not have a booking you will not be vaccinated. View the dates and time.

Bookings are also essential for the dedicated free flu vaccine sessions for all children aged 6 months to less than 4 years and 11 months.  If your child is due for their scheduled immunisations, you can also receive the flu vaccine at the same time. You must book by calling the Environmental Health Unit on 9262 6197View the dates and time.

Please note that the flu vaccine will be available from 14 April 2020.

  • 6 to 8 weeks: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenza type B, hepatitis B, pneumococcal and rotavirus
  • 4 months: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenza type B, hepatitis B, pneumococcal and rotavirus
  • 6 months: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenza type B, hepatitis B
  • 12 months: measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal ACWY and pneumococcal
  • 18 months:  diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), haemophilus influenza type B measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox),
  • 4 years: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio
  • All children aged 6 months to less than 4 years and 11 months are  eligible for free influenza vaccineIf your child is due for the above scheduled immunisations, you can also receive the flu vaccine at the same time.

School-age children

  • Year 7: Secondary school program: human papillomavirus (HPV), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Year 10: Secondary school program: meningococcal ACWY

Adults

  • People under 20 years: free routine and catch-up vaccines under the National Immunisation Program
  • Adults born during or after 1966: measles-mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Adults born during or after 1966 do not require evidence of previous doses or immunity.)
  • Refugees, humanitarian entrants and vulnerable people: free routine and catch-up vaccines under the National Immunisation Program
  • New parents: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)

Other immunisation services

The following paid vaccines are also available at our public immunisation sessions.

Please note:

Pay online or pay at one of our customer service centres prior to your appointment.

Travel vaccines

Whitehorse City Council does not provide travel vaccines. If you are travelling outside of Australia, please visit your GP at least one month prior to travel to get advice on vaccination for you and your children.

You can find more information at the Better Health Channel website or the Smart Traveller website.