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

  • 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

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 below prior to your appointment.

Whitehorse Civic Centre

Box Hill Service Centre

Forest Hill Service Centre

8.40am-4.45pm
 

379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading 3131

9.00am-4.45pm
 

Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128 

Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.45pm
Sat 9.00am-12.00pm

Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre Canterbury Road, Forest Hill 3131
(Level 2 next to Big W)

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.