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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.

From October our immunisation sessions will be moving to an appointment-based system. Bookings are available online.

October 

Date Session Location
Tuesday 12 October
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Hall
Wednesday 13 October
Book online
5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Saturday 16 October
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Tuesday 19 October
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Hall
Wednesday 20 October
Book online (afternoon)
Afternoon session: 1pm to 3pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 20 October
Book online (evening)
Evening session: 5pm to 7pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 27 October
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre
Thursday 28 October
Book online
5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East

November

Date Session Location

Monday 1 November
Book online

9.30am to 11.30am Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre
Wednesday 3 November
Book online
4-year-old session, 4pm to 6pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Tuesday 9 November
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Hall
Wednesday 10 November
Book online
5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Saturday 13 November
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Tuesday 16 November
Book online
5pm to 7pm  Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 17 November
Book online
1pm to 3pm  Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 17 November
Book online
5pm to 7pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Saturday 20 November
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Wednesday 24 November
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am  Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre
Thursday 25 November
Book online
5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Monday 29 November
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre

December

Date Session Location
Wednesday 1 December
Book online
5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Saturday 4 December
Book online
4-year-old session, 9.30am to 11.30am Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Monday 6 December
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Health
Tuesday 7 December
Book online
5pm to 7pm  Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Thursday 9 December
Book online
5pm to 7pm Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Tuesday 14 December
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Hall
Wednesday 15 December
Book online
1pm to 3pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Wednesday 15 December
Book online
5pm to 7pm Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium
Saturday 18 December
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am Connect Health, Bentleigh East
Tuesday 21 December
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am McKinnon Public Health
Wednesday 22 December
Book online
9.30am to 11.30am Glen Eira Town Hall — Auditorium

Prepare for your visit

From October our immunisation sessions will be moving to an appointment-based system. Bookings are available online. Bring your child’s health book or immunisation records, and a Medicare card (if you have one).

Special four-year-old immunisation

Council runs the special 4 years old session and the children getting immunised gets a free show bag

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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