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Please bring your child’s green health records book and your Medicare card if you have one.
Immunisation helps protects children and adults against harmful infections by using the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to specific infections.
Immunisation also helps you stay healthy by preventing serious diseases in the first place.
Immunisations are given by registered nurses who have extensive training in administering immunisations.
You can attend any time during the session times, however please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to session end time to allow for administrative processing and vaccination. Also, it is recommended you stay 15 minutes after the vaccine to ensure you or your child leaves in good health.
There are very few medical reasons to delay immunisation. Immunisation should only be postponed if your child is very unwell with a high fever (at or above 38.5°C).
Babies and children with minor coughs and colds without fever, or those receiving antibiotics in the recovery phase of an acute illness can all be immunised safely and effectively.
If in any doubt, contact us on (03) 5422 0333 before delaying immunisation.
No, Council is not a COVID-19 vaccination provider. Please visit your GP or use the Vaccine Clinic Finder for locations.
No. 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 on the Better Health Channel website or the Smart Traveller website.
SAFEVIC is the vaccine safety surveillance service in Victoria for reporting any significant Adverse events following immunisation. They are a public health partnership initiative of the Victorian Immunisation Program funded by the Department of Health (DH).