Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting you and your family from harmful diseases and building up a level of immunity against these diseases in the community.

Council's Health and Local Laws Team provides an immunisation program for babies, children and adults each month.

For updated vaccine information and fact sheets in other languages, please refer to the following Immunisation website.

Immunisation Dates and Venues

Download the Manningham Immunisation calendar for a list of public sessions:

Immunisation Assessment & Catch-up Advice

For children behind with their vaccinations or vaccinated overseas

If a child has missed the last due vaccine, their doctor or immunisation nurse needs to give the overdue vaccine. 

If a child missed all or several vaccines or was vaccinated overseas, their doctor or immunisation nurse needs to assess & develop an approved vaccination catch-up schedule.

Fees

This is an additional service requiring specialist staff to work additional hours. Council charges an administrative fee of $25 per child. This must be paid before Council can process your request.

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If your child has been vaccinated overseas you will need to provide a copy of their vaccination records to Council prior to attending a public immunisation session. You will need to obtain a formal translation if the records are not in English. Please contact  AMES on 9890 0425 if you require a translation.

Unfortunately, we cannot assess or provide catch-up advice at public immunisation sessions due to time constraints and client waiting times.

To obtain a catch-up schedule, you can bring your child's vaccination records (usually a child health book) to the Council offices located in Doncaster or email your request to immunisation@manningham.vic.gov.au and provide a scanned copy of your child's vaccination records and include the following information:

  • Name of parent

  • Name of child

  • Date of birth

  • Medicare (incl reference number)

  • Postal Address

  • Contact number

You can also post a copy to Health and Local Laws, Manningham City Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster 3108

If you require further information or wish to speak with an immunisation nurse you can make an appointment by contacting 9840 9256.

Influenza vaccine - Available April 2018

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious virus which spreads from person to person. Vaccination is the single most effective action in preventing influenza and stopping it’s spread in the community and protecting those most vulnerable.

As the influenza virus is constantly changing, a new flu vaccine is developed every year to best match the strains that are expected to cause illness that year. This year the Quadrivalent (four strain) vaccine is available. Protection develops about two weeks after having the vaccine and lasts throughout the winter season.

The cost of the vaccine is $25 per dose. You can book by contacting 9840 9256 to ensure the vaccine will be available at a Council session (Available in April 2018).

Vaccination experts recommend the flu vaccine for everyone from six months of age, however the vaccine is only free under the National Immunisation Program for people at high risk of complications, including:

  • pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people aged 65 years and over
  • people with certain medical conditions.

Details of common side effects and eligibility for the free vaccine can be found on the Better Health Channel.

Immunisation Certificates for School Entry

Parents enrolling their children in primary school are required by law to provide the school with an immunisation status certificate.

If your child has received all scheduled vaccinations including the four years of age vaccinations, the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) will automatically send you a completed immunisation certificate. If your child has had all scheduled vaccinations and you have not received this certificate please call AIR on 1800 653 809.

If your child's immunisations were given overseas, please refer to the 'Immunisation Assessment and Catch-up Advice' above. 

No Jab No Play

Under the new 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, before enrolling a child, early childhood services will have to first obtain evidence that the child is:

  • fully immunised for their age, or

  • on a vaccination catch-up program, or

  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

'Conscientious objection' is not an exemption under the 'No Jab No Play' legislation.

Please refer to the Department of Health website for more information.

Immunisation Requirements for Family Payments

From 1 January 2016, immunisation requirements for family payments, including Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement changed.

These changes also affect customers who receive Grandparent Child Care Benefit, Special Child Care Benefit or Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance.

To receive a family payment for a child under 20 years of age, you need to make sure their immunisations are up to date.

For further information please visit the Department of Human Services website.

When Should Children Be Immunised?

The current immunisation schedule recommends vaccinations take place at the following age milestones:

Age / school yearDisease
Birth (In Hospital)
  • Hepatitis B
6 Weeks to 8 Weeks
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B and Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus (oral dose)
4 Months
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B and Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus (oral dose)
6 Months
(minimum 24 weeks of age and 8 weeks since last vaccination)
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B and Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal
12 Months
(on or after 1st birthday)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Meningococcal C and Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
18 Months
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
4 Years
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Poliomyelitis
Year 7
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (2 doses)
  • Adolescent Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
Years 10 (or young people aged 15/16 years) 
  • Meningococcal ACWY
From 65 Years
  • Pneumococcal
  • Influenza (annually)
From 70 Years
  • Varicella Zoster Virus (Shingles) *From 1 November 2016 & only available through GP's (limited supply)

A number of 'user pays' vaccines are also available: Please see your local GP for travel vaccine information.

  • Hepatitis B (3 dose course)
  • Hepatitis A (2 dose course)
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (3 dose course)
  • Flu (seasonal)
  • Chickenpox
  • Meningococcal C
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis