Council 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 and 2015 immunisation sessions
Vaccines available at cost
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, 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, have permanent Australian visas or are asylum seekers.
If your child requires immunisation, please contact your Maternal and Child Health Nurse or Council's Health Unit on 9205 5166.
Vaccines available at cost
Council can administer the below vaccines to adults at the following costs:
- 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 for seasonal influenza vaccine 2015 (15.50 KB)
Adult Boostrix vaccine order form.doc (56.50 KB)
Adult Boostrix vaccine order form.pdf (38.29 KB)
Chicken pox consent form.doc (45.50 KB)
Chicken pox consent form.pdf (34.87 KB)
Hepatitis B consent form.doc (100.00 KB)
Hepatitis B consent form.pdf (54.23 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 school children when they start year 7 at secondary 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.
Changes to school immunisation program
From 2016, the Boostrix vaccine (Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough) will be offered to year 7 students only.
To transition to this change, Boostrix will be offered to secondary school students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 in 2015.
The HPV vaccine will be offered to year 7 students only.
This transition will provide students with earlier protection from these diseases and simplify the vaccine program.
Immunisation certificates (for children)
Immunising your children (on the Department of Human Services website)
Immunisation for adults (on the Department of Health website)
Better Health Channel website
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