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.
We provide an immunisation program for babies, children and adults at a number of venues every month.
For updated vaccine information and fact sheets in other languages, please refer to Better Health immunisation.
Limited supply of influenza vaccine for risk groups
Due to a nation wide shortage we can only offer influenza vaccine to our most at risk populations.
Priority groups for receiving free flu vaccine are:
Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
Pregnant women anytime during pregnancy*
Aboriginal people aged 15 years and over*
Adults aged 65 years and older*
*People aged 5 years and over who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; for example, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes will need to see their GP or provide a medical certificate in order to receive the limited supply of free vaccine at a Council run session.
Children aged 6 months to 9 years require 2 doses in the first year they receive the vaccine (4 weeks apart).
To find out if flu vaccine is still available please call us on 9840 9333 and book your child into a session.
Details of common side effects and eligibility for the free vaccine can be found on the Better Health Channel.
Immunisation dates and venues
Check the immunisation calendar for a list of all public sessions:
Please note: Due to the AFL Grand Final Public Holiday, we have cancelled the September immunisation session at Templestowe Memorial Hall. This session was scheduled for September 28, 2018.
Immunisation assessment and catch-up advice
or 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 and develop an approved vaccination catch-up schedule.
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 we 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 us prior to attending a public immunisation session. If the records are not in English, you will need to arrange a translation, you can do this by contacting AMES on 9890 0425.
Unfortunately, we cannot assess or provide catch-up advice at public immunisation sessions due to time constraints and client waiting times.
To arrange a catch-up schedule, you can bring your child's vaccination records to the Manningham Civic Centre at 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with a scanned copy of your child's vaccination records and the following information:
Name of parent
Name of child
Date of birth
Medicare (incl reference 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.
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)
- Flu (seasonal)
- Meningococcal C
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella
- Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis