Yarra Council offers regular immunisation sessions for the administration of all funded National Immunisation Program (NIP) vaccines.
Additional vaccines are available for purchase for those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for funded vaccines.
This free, drop-in service is available for all people aged from six weeks and older. All vaccines administered are recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
Our immunisation services include
- Free National Immunisation Program vaccinations.
- Private purchase of Meningococcal B vaccine, influenza, and chicken pox vaccine
- School-aged immunisations for students in year 7 and 10.
- An influenza vaccine program for all residents.
- Annual corporate influenza vaccine program for companies within Yarra.
- Advice and support for residents with vaccination-related enquiries.
- Adult immunisations.
Updated - 26 October 2021
Immunisation services continue to be provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not attend a clinic if you or your child has symptoms, are feeling unwell or you or any of your family members have been to a Tier 1 exposure site, are a primary contact of a known COVID case or you have been advised to isolate.
We regularly review clinic practices to ensure we keep our staff, clients and families safe and healthy. Some clinic venues or times may change, please check this page before you attend.
Currently, the Yarra Council Immunisation Service is unable to provide the COVID vaccine to the community, however there are numerous other locations available. Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations in Yarra, including locations to book.
The flu vaccine is available at our community clinics for all people aged 6 months and older. This includes the flu vaccine specifically for people aged 65 years and older.
The 2021 flu vaccine protects against the four circulating influenza virus strains. It does not protect against COVID-19. Getting infected with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time can result in serious illness.
For people aged 65 years and older, we will be providing the enhanced vaccine that is specifically designed to produce a higher immune response for this age group.
If you are booked or have received the COVID-19 vaccine, please make sure you do not receive the flu vaccine or any other vaccine within seven daysof receiving your COVID-19 vaccine.
Please read the influenza vaccine information sheet. Consent forms will be available at our clinics or you can download a consent form here. Please complete one for each family members and bring them with you to the immunisation session.
Flu vaccines are available to some people for free, including:
- Infants and children aged 6 months to less than 5 years;
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and older;
- Adults aged 65 years and older;
- People aged 6 months and older with certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications including severe asthma, lung or heart disease, lower immunity, diabetes, chronic neurological conditions, kidney disease.
- Pregnant women at any time during their pregnancy.
The cost of the flu vaccine is $18 per dose for anyone not eligible for publicly funded vaccine. We are accepting EFTPOS payments only.
If you have any questions or concerns please email us or call us on 9205 5555.
Under the National Immunisation Program and School Immunisation Program, children aged from six weeks to 20 years are eligible to receive publicly funded vaccines as outlined on the immunisation schedule.
"No jab no play" policy
Due to the introduction of the "no jab no play" policy, there is a free vaccine catch-up program for children up to 19 years of age who may have missed any childhood vaccinations.
For more information, go to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Health.
Vaccines available at cost
We administer the following vaccines to adults at the following costs:
- Bexsero (Meningococcal B) Vaccine: $115 per dose
- Boostrix or Adacel Vaccine (Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough): $47 per dose (free for pregnant women and their partners from 20 weeks gestation).
- Chicken Pox Vaccine: $70 per dose (2 doses required for adults, 1 month apart)
- Flu vaccine: $18 per dose
- Hepatitis B vaccine $25 per dose (3-dose course)
The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine is available to adults at zero cost for:
- Women planning pregnancy
- Women who have recently given birth but have low or negative rubella antibodies.
- People born during or since 1966 who have not had two does of MMR vaccine.
We hold records of vaccines administered by Yarra City Council. Records are not held for vaccinations given by other health providers. You can request your Yarra City Council Immunisation records.
Immunisation history statement
You can obtain a complete immunisation history statement from your myGov account or you can call Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809.
Immunisation status certificate
A school entry immunisation status certificate is an up-to-date record of your child's immunisations. It is a legal requirement to provide this on enrolment in primary school in Victoria.
In most cases you will receive this certificate automatically from AIR when your child has received their 4-year-old immunisation. It is mailed to your address that is registered with Medicare.
What if my child was immunised overseas?
You will need to contact us as we will need to sight the immunisation record of your child.
We can advise you of any vaccines that your child may have missed.
We will send the immunisation records to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) who will then issue you a certificate for childcare or school.
For more information call Yarra City Council on 03 9205 5555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org