Types of immunisation

The following immunisations are free at our sessions, as part of the National Immunisation Program

Infants and children

  • 6 to 8 weeks: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus
  • 4 months: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus
  • 6 months: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus
  • 12 months: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal ACWY and Pneumococcal
  • 18 months: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
  • 4 years: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio

School-age children

Council offers free vaccinations to students at secondary school. To find out more about secondary school-based immunisation programs, visit the Better Health website.

  • Year 7 – Secondary school program: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Year 10 – Secondary school program: Meningococcal ACWY

If your child misses a scheduled vaccination at school, you can attend a Council immunisation session.

Adults

  • Pregnant women: free Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine from second trimester and influenza immunisation at any stage of pregnancy.
  • 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)
  • New parents (criteria applies): diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Refugees, humanitarian entrants and vulnerable people: free routine and catch-up vaccines under the National Immunisation Program
  • Adults at risk of hepatitis B infection and Pneumococcal for some adults under the National Immunisation Program.

Influenza Vaccines 2022

Flu vaccines are available at our immunisation sessions. The vaccine is free for:

  • people aged six months to less than five years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older
  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • people aged 65 years and older
  • people aged six months and older with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and its complications:
    • cardiac disease
    • chronic respiratory conditions
    • chronic neurological conditions
    • immunocompromising conditions
    • diabetes and other metabolic disorders
    • renal disease
    • haematological disorders
    • children aged six months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy.

Children under nine years receiving their influenza vaccination for the first time require two doses of vaccine, spaced by a minimum of one month.