Immunisation services

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We provide immunisation for babies, children and adults to keep our community safe and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Our trained, specialist immunisation nurses provide a range of vaccinations. They also offer expert immunisation and catch up vaccination advice.

 

Free vaccinations we offer

As part of the NIP we offer free vaccinations to:

  • Children 0 to 5 years
  • Secondary school students (years 7 and 10)
  • Catch-up vaccinations for anyone aged 0 to 19 years
  • Whooping cough (Boostrix) vaccine for new parents
  • Pneumococcal for adults over 65 years of age
  • Influenza for pregnant women, children under 5 years old and adults over 65 years of age.

 

Paid vaccinations we offer

We offer the following paid vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis B (3 dose course)
  • Hepatitis A (2 dose course)
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (3 dose course)
  • Meningococcal B
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
  • Influenza (seasonal) for those between 5 and 65 years of age.

 

Vaccinations we don't offer

Please see your local GP to receive the following vaccinations:

  • Travel vaccinations
  • shingles
  • BCG – Tuberculosis
  • COVID-19.

 

When to get immunised

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) lists vaccinations a person should receive from birth to adulthood.

Visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Sharing Knowledge about Immunisation (SKAI) to understand what vaccinations you should receive and when.

 

Get the flu vaccine

The 2022 season flu vaccine is now available for people eligible for a free flu shot. 

The influenza vaccination is free for:

  • pregnant women
  • children under 5
  • adults over 65 years of age
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders aged 6 months or older
  • residents of nursing homes.

If you are not eligible for a free flu shot, you are still able to purchase the vaccine from us when more stock arrives.

 

School immunisation sessions

We visit all schools in our municipality to deliver free vaccinations to school students in year 7 and 10, under the NIP schedule.

To learn about the vaccination program, contact your child’s school.

 

Get catch up advice and how to access your immunisation records

Access your immunisation records or get catch up vaccination advice. These records allow childcare and school enrolments and to access family payments.

Get catch up advice and access your immunisation records

 

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