To find an immunisation session near you, see Immunisation timetable
Immunisation can protect children against a range of vaccine preventable diseases.
We provide free immunisations as set out by the National Immunisation Program. To find out if your child is eligible for free vaccine, visit Immunisation - Health Victoria
Your baby cannot be immunised any earlier than 6 weeks of age. In most cases your child can still be immunised if they have a cough or a cold.
When you attend a Council immunisation session you should bring your child's health book and Medicare details.
It is important to note that you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes post immunisation to ensure the wellbeing of the person being vaccinated.
Note: immunisations sessions will be cancelled on Code Red (and possibly on Extreme and Severe days) as declared by the Country Fire Authority.
By law, your child must have an immunisation status certificate to enrol in primary school. Visit Immunisation - Health Victoria for more information.
Council offers free vaccinations to students at secondary school. To find out more about secondary school-based immunisation programs, visit the Immune Hero website.
If your child misses a scheduled vaccination at school, you can attend a Council immunisation session.
Year 7, 2019 school-based immunisation program
- Gardasil - (HPV) is now a two dose schedule. Two doses of Gardasil 9 is spaced at least six months apart to provide the optimum protection.
- Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (Boostrix)
Year 10, 2019 Meningococcal W school-based immunisation program
Council's immunisation team will visit all secondary schools in the shire and provide the free Meningococcal ACWY vaccination to Year 10 students.
Any adolescents not in secondary school but of an equivalent age for that school year will also be eligible for the free vaccine. See our immunisation timetable for times and locations to receive your immunisation.
For more information about the Meningococcal vaccine, visit Better Health Channel or call our Health department on (03) 5422 0333.
From 1 July 2017 all individuals under 20 years of age are eligible for free catch-up vaccines through the National Immunisation Program.
Call us on (03) 5422 0333 before attending any session so that we may prepare your catch-up schedule in advance.