Immunisation

A young woman receives her flu shotCouncil holds regular immunisation sessions at different places around the municipality.

Children and adults can receive vaccines against common diseases at these regular immunisation sessions.

Please find below more information on child immunisation and adult immunisation:

2014 immunisation sessions
Child immunisation
Vaccines available at cost
Immunisation certificates
More resources

Child immunisation

The child immunisation program provides cover for the following diseases: HIB, hepatitis B, chickenpox, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio (Infanrix/IPV), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), meningococcal C (Neisvac C), pneumococcal (Prevenar) and rota virus.

Children are eligible for free vaccines, provided they have a Medicare card or are eligible for a Medicare card, and are Australian citizens or have permanent Australian visas.

If your child requires immunisation, please contact your Maternal and Child Health Nurse or Council's Health Unit on 9205 5166.  

 Immunisations for four year olds

 Council is offering additional immunisation sessions specifically for four year old children.

Important vaccinations are due for children when they turn four years old. These are: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio (DTP/IPV) and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

Please bring your Child Health Record Book and Medicare Card. Experienced immunisation nurses will be available to answer any questions you may have. There will also be fun activities for children available at these sessions.

2014 sessions for four-year-old children will be held on:

Wednesday 5 February, 11am – 12pm
Former North Richmond Maternal and Child Health Centre
213 – 215 Church Street Richmond (next door to police station)

Tuesday 15 April, 11.30am – 12.30pm
North Fitzroy Maternal and Child Health Centre
(Edinburgh Gardens, Alfred Crescent)

Wednesday 6 August, 10.30am – 11.30am
Former North Richmond Maternal and Child Health Centre
213 – 215 Church Street Richmond (next door to police station)

Thursday 9 October, 11.45am – 12.45pm
Princes Hill Maternal and Child Health Centre
Corner Pigdon and Wilson streets, Princes Hill

 

Vaccines available at cost

Council can administer the below vaccines to adults at the following costs:

  • Chicken pox vaccine (Varilrix) - $60 per dose
  • Meningococcal C vaccine  - $66 per dose
    (this cost applies to adults, to infants aged 0-11 months and to children aged 8 years old and above.
    Children aged between 12 months and seven years old are eligible for a free dose).
  • Pneumococcal (Prevenar) $115 per dose
  • Boostrix vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis or Whooping Cough) for $35
  • Flu vaccine is available for $20
  • Hepatitis B vaccine is available at a cost of $60 per course.

    There is no cost for some adults to have the following vaccines:  

  • ADT (Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus). A free booster dose is available for adults aged between 50 and 59 years (inclusive). A primary course (i.e. for those people who have not been immunised before) is available for Indigenous people, refugees and asylum seekers from eight years of age.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). Free doses are available for women planning pregnancy and for women who have recently given birth but have low or negative rubella antibodies. Free doses are also available for Indigenous people, and refugees and asylum seekers born after 1966.
  • Flu vaccine is free for anyone aged six months or older who has a condition that predisposes them to serious illness, Indigenous people aged 15 years or older, pregnant women and anyone aged 65 years or older.

All of  the above vaccines can be administered at Council's Immunisation Sessions.

Fill out the relevant consent form below and make your payment prior to attending an immunisation session. Payment can be made between 8.30am-5pm, Monday - Friday at Council offices.  

Consent forms

doc format Adult Boostrix vaccine order form.doc (56.50 KB)
pdf format Adult Boostrix vaccine order form.pdf (38.29 KB)

doc format Chicken pox consent form.doc (45.50 KB)
pdf format Chicken pox consent form.pdf (34.87 KB)

doc format Hepatitis B consent form.doc (100.00 KB)
pdf format Hepatitis B consent form.pdf (54.23 KB)

doc format Meningococcal vaccine info.doc (52.50 KB)
pdf format Meningococcal vaccine info.pdf (42.08 KB)

Forms are also available from your Maternal & Child Health nurse or from Council's Public Health Unit on 9205 5166.

Human Papilloma Virus vaccine HPV

The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine (HPV) aims to protect women against cervical cancer, and is offered routinely to all schoolgirls when they start year 7 at secondary school.

From 2013, this vaccine will be available for boys in year 7 and year 9 at high school.

The HPV vaccine is also available to females aged 10 – 45 years at GPs, community health centres, or at Yarra City Council immunisation sessions at a cost of $150 per dose (a course of three doses is required). 

For further information on the HPV vaccine, please visit this Cancer Council Australia website.  


More resources

Immunisation certificates (for children) 
Immunisation information for parents of school-aged children (on the Department of Health website)
Immunising your children (on the Department of Human Services website)
Immunisation for adults (on the Department of Health website)
Department of Human Services - Australian Government website
Better Health Channel website 


Further information
Natasha Macleod
Immunisation Nurse
9205 5072
Natasha.Macleod@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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