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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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Immunisation sessions — are they still running?

Yes, our immunisations sessions are running.

To ensure public safety and social distancing, all Council community immunisation session dates listed for this venue will now be conducted at the same time and day at Glen Eira Town Hall (corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield) until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience. We hope to see you and your family at a Council session at Glen Eira Town Hall soon.

For further information, contact Council’s Service Centre on 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

More than 6 months and less than 5 years

  • Influenza

Find an immunisation session

To ensure public safety and social distancing, all Council community immunisation session dates listed for this venue will now be conducted at the same time and day at Glen Eira Town Hall (corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield) until further notice.

July

  • Friday 24 July, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Wednesday 29 July, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Thursday 30 July, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

August

  • Monday 3 August, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 4 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursday 6 August, 2pm to 4pm 
  • Tuesday 11 August, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Wednesday 12 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 18 August, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Wednesday 19 August, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 19 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday 22 August, 9am to 11am
  • Wednesday 26 August, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Thursday 27 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

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

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).

Four-year-old immunisation

We offer free immunisation party sessions for children aged four years. Come along children's entertainment as well as a free show bag.

You don't need to book to attend. Please also bring your child’s health book or immunisation records.

Find a session

To ensure public safety and social distancing, all Council community immunisation session dates listed for this venue will now be conducted at the same time and day at Glen Eira Town Hall (corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield) until further notice.

  • Saturday 1 August, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Wednesday 2 September, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday 3 October, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Wednesday 4 November, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday 5 December, 9.30am to 11.30am

For further information, contact us on 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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