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Immunising your child

We provide free vaccinations for children in Glen Eira as part of the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

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Find an immunisation session

To ensure public safety and social distancing, all Council community immunisation sessions will be conducted at Glen Eira Town Hall (corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield), McKinnon Public Hall (118 McKinnon Road, McKinnon), Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre (1–5 Higgins Road, Bentleigh) and Connect Health (2A Gardeners Road, Bentleigh East).

Influenza vaccine

The funded influenza vaccine is available for the following age groups at Council’s immunisation sessions:

  • over six months and under 5 years (over 5 years need to go to their GP)
  • over 65 years.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only one parent with one child is allowed at the immunisation sessions. Mask must be worn before entering the immunisation session.

July

Date Session time Location
Saturday 17 July 9.30am to 11.30am Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Monday 19 July 9.30am to 11.30am Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre
Wednesday 21 July Afternoon session: 1pm to 3pm
Evening session: 5pm to 7pm
Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 28 July 9.30am to 11.30am Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre
Thursday 29 July 5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East

August

Date Session Venue
Monday 2 August 9.30am to 11.30am Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre
Tuesday 3 August 5pm to 7pm Town Hall Auditorium
Saturday 7 August 4 year old session: 9:30am to 11:30am Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Tuesday 10 August 9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Hall
Wednesday 11 August 5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Wednesday 18 August Afternoon session: 1pm to 3pm
Evening session: 5pm to 7pm
Town Hall Auditorium
Saturday 21 August 9.30am to 11.30am Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Wednesday 25 August 9.30am to 11.30am Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre
Thursday 26 August 5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Tuesday 31 August  9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Hall

Prepare for your visit

You don't need to book to attend a session, but you should bring your child’s health book or immunisation records, and a Medicare card (if you have one).

Special four-year-old immunisation

These vaccinations are recommended to be given to children the month they turn four. Our four-year-old immunisation sessions are by appointment only. We kindly ask that only one parent per child attend the session.

For further information, contact Council’s Service Centre on 03 9524 3333.

Why immunise your child?

Immunisation protects your child, other children and the community from harmful and contagious diseases.

To understand how vaccines make your immune system stronger, visit the Department of Health and Human Services' How immunisation works page.

What happens if you don’t immunise?

As well as putting people at risk of getting sick, it can also affect your access to childcare and kindergarten. 

To enrol in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria, your child needs to:

  • be up to date with immunisations, or
  • be on a suitable catch-up schedule, or
  • have approved medical exemption.

Conscientious objection to vaccinations is not a valid reason for exemption.

For more information, you can visit:

What vaccinations does my child need?

We follow the Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule and vaccinate against the following diseases:

Age

Diseases

From 6 weeks

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus

4 months

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus

6 months

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae type b

12 months

  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Pneumococcal
  • Meningococcal ACWY

18 months

  • Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox
  • Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis
  • Haemophilus Influenza type b

4 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis

12-13 years or Year 7

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis

Year 10

  • Meningococcal ACWY

Boosting required (over periods longer than 6 months and less than 5 years)

  • Influenza

For further information, contact us on 03 9524 3333 or email immunisation@gleneira.vic.gov.au

What if my child was vaccinated overseas?

Before you attend a Council immunisation session, you must email your child's immunisation records to immunisation@gleneira.vic.gov.au

Please include the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Photo of Medicare card (if they have one)
  • Photo or scanned copy of their immunisation history and an English translation (if needed).

We'll then review your child's overseas immunisations and add them to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). We'll then create a catch-up schedule if your child doesn't have all the required vaccinations. Please allow 10 working days for us to process your paperwork.

Your child must live in Glen Eira to be eligible and you need to attend a council immunisation session for any catch-up immunisations.

Accessing my child's immunisation history

If you have a Medicare card, access your child’s Immunisation History Statement by using your Medicare online account through myGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

If you don't have a Medicare card, please call the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809 or visit a Medicare service centre

You will automatically receive a statement when your child is 1, 2 and 4 years old.


 

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