You can protect your children from serious and preventable diseases through immunisation.
Immunisation is a critical service and we are making some changes to the way we conduct our public sessions to ensure we can keep our community and our staff safe.
We have made some changes to our timetable to ensure we are able to follow social distancing requirements.
The following venues are too small to be able to safely conduct immunisation sessions during the coronavirus pandemic:
As a result, immunisation sessions at these venues have been suspended for 2020.
You will need to book into a public immunisation session.
Once you arrive at the venue, you will be asked to do the following:
Please do not attend an immunisation session if you or your child:
For fact sheets on the diseases vaccines protect against, visit the Better Health Channel.
By law, parents or guardians must provide an Immunisation History Statement when you enrol your child in any childcare service, kindergarten or primary school in Victoria.
The only documentation that can be used is a current Immunisation History Statement provided by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). The statement shows whether a child is up to date with their immunisations and includes details of the vaccines they have received.
For more information go to Better Health Channel
To meet the requirements for family assistance payments, all of your children younger than 20 need to do one of the following:
For further information visit Services Australia
Some infectious diseases can cause serious harm to pregnant women or their unborn babies. If you are planning to have a baby, try to get up to date with your routine immunisations before you become pregnant.
All women should receive influenza and whooping cough vaccines during every pregnancy.
For more information visit Better Health Channel
A number of immunisation programs are available for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
These programs provide protection against some of the most harmful infectious diseases that cause severe illness and deaths in our communities.
Further information can be found at Immunise Australia Program.