Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting you and your family from harmful disease and building up a level of immunity against these diseases in the community.
As part of the National Immunisation Program, Manningham offers free vaccinations for:
- Children 0-5 years
- Secondary School students (years 7 and 10)
- Catch up vaccinations for anyone aged 0-19 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.
For vaccine information and fact sheets in other languages, please refer to Better Health immunisation.
Immunisation dates and venues
Check the immunisation calendar for a list of all public sessions:
Immunisation assessment and catch-up advice
For children previously vaccinated overseas
For children who have previously been immunised overseas, council can provide catch-up advice to realign them with the Austalian Immunisation Schedule. Our nurse will upload your child's history to the Australian Immunisation Register and will provide a new immunisation plan.
Any overseas records must be either in English or have an official English translation.
Due to time constraints, we cannot assess or provide catch-up advice at public immunisation sessions.
To request catch up advice for your child, please visit the Manningham Civic Centre at 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108 or email us with a scanned copy of your child's vaccination records.
Please note, there is an administration fee of $25 per child.
For children who are behind on their vaccinations
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 and develop an approved vaccination catch-up schedule.
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 4 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 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, before enrolling a child in 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 immunisations happen?
From 1 July 2018, the immunisation schedule recommends vaccinations take place at the following age milestones:
|Age / school year||Disease|
|Birth (In Hospital)|
|6 Weeks to 8 Weeks|
(minimum 24 weeks of age and 8 weeks since last vaccination)
(on or after 1st birthday)
|Years 10 (or young people aged 15/16 years)|
|From 65 Years|
|From 70 Years|
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)
- Influenza (seasonal)
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella
- Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis