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Public immunisation sessions

Council conducts appointment only immunisation sessions for the public in line with the National Immunisation Program. This is a free session available to arrange of people including:
• Babies, toddlers and young children
• Secondary school students
• Individuals under 20 years of age who require catch-up immunisations
• Pregnant women
• Medically at risk and other vulnerable people.

Immunisation age and vaccine

For information on the vaccines available at different ages, please visit our Immunsation age and vaccine page

Immunisation timetable for 2022

Alternatively, you can find your closest day immunisation session or night immunisation session by typing your address into our interactive map.

Immunisation visit

Before coming to a session, it’s important to know:

  • Please bring your child’s health record (green book) and any documented evidence of previous vaccinations given.
  • When being immunised please wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing to the session.
  • The nurse will discuss any possible reactions and address any concerns you have before you are administered any vaccines.
  • After immunisation, please stay in the venue for 15 minutes in case you have a reaction to the vaccine (this is very rare). A list of side effects can be found here 

Flu vaccine - Free in July

*Please note that the City of Whittlesea's influenza vaccination program is not part of the Victorian Government's June free flu vaccine program. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria below you will need to pay. Or you can obtain the free flu vaccination from GPs and pharmacies.

Yearly flu immunisation is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over.

Council receives free flu vaccine to offer eligible residents:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • Children aged 6 months to under 5 years
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • People aged 6 months and over with at-risk medical conditions that mean they have a higher risk of getting serious disease
  • People aged 65 years and over

For people who are not eligible for funded flu vaccine, you can purchase one for $15 by booking into a public session. Enquiries on 9217 2100 or email us

COVID vaccine and Flu vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine can be given on the same day, one after the other, with a flu vaccine. 

There is no requirement for a time interval between these vaccines.

No Jab No Pay

If your child is attending childcare or kindergarten, you will need to provide proof that your child is up to date with their immunisations.

Your childcare service provider will ask you for an Immunisation History Statement for your child when you enrol, and again six to seven months later. 

If you do not provide an Immunisation History Statement, you child may not be able to attend childcare or kindergarten.

Find out more about No Jab No Pay

No Jab No Play

Your Commonwealth Family Tax Benefit Part A or the Childcare Rebate may be reduced if:

  • Your child has not received all immunisations required for their age; or
  • Your child’s immunisations are not correctly recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.

If your child requires immunisations, you should contact us or your GP to arrange them as soon as possible. 

If you believe your child’s details on the Australian Immunisation Register are incorrect, you can contact your immunisation service provider.

Catch-up immunisation

Free catch-up vaccinations are available for people under the age of 20, refugees and people seeking asylum.

Catch-up immunisations may be required for a number of reasons, including:

  • To meet Australian vaccination requirements.
  • Your child was overseas or on holiday and missed the vaccinations that were due.
  • Your family recently migrated to Australia.
  • Your child had a medical condition preventing immunisation when immunisations were due.
  • You have been contacted by Council, Centrelink or the Australian Immunisation Register to let you know your child is not up to date.

If you or your child requires catch up information, please contact Council’s immunisation service on:

Call:   9217 2170

Email:  teamfamilyimmunisation@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Already up to date with your vaccinations? You can also help keep our community healthy by telling your friends and family about this service.

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