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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, one parent with one child is allowed at the immunisation sessions.

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.

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) and McKinnon Public Hall (118 McKinnon Road, McKinnon).

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.

April

Date Session time Location
Tuesday 6 April 9.30am to 11.30am Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 7 April Afternoon session: 1pm to 3pm
Evening session: 5pm to 7pm
Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Saturday 10 April — Four-year-old session 9.30am to 11.30am Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Monday 12 April 9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Hall
Tuesday 13 April 5pm to 7pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Saturday 17 April 9.30am to 11.30am Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 21 April 9.30am to 11.30am Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Thursday 22 April 5pm to 7pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Tuesday 27 April 9.30am to 11.30am Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 28 April 5pm to 7pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium

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 sessions for children aged four years, and the children getting immunised receive a free show bag. These sessions require booking prior to attendance. 

Find a four-year-old ​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.

Appointments are required. To select your preferred date and time, book online below:

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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