Immunisation Program 2017
Immunisation Sessions are available weekly throughout the municipality. Please click on the link below for dates and times of the next immunisation sessions.
Bring your Medicare Card, Child Health Record Book or any other immunisation history documents with you when you attend.
Appointment clinics are available at the following venues. Please telephone 8470 8562 to make a booking.
|Fairfield MCH Appointment Clinic
||84 Arthur Street
|Darebin North East Hub
||35 Copernicus Crescent
No Jab, No Play
From 1 January 2016, all parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service in Victoria must provide evidence that their child is:
- fully immunised for their age; or
- on a vaccination catch-up program; or
- unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.
The No Jab, No Play legislation will apply to all early childhood education and care services in Victoria that provide long day care, kindergarten, occasional care and family day care.
From 1 January 2016 only parents of children (less than 20 years of age) who are:
- fully immunised; or
- on a recognised catch-up schedule
can receive the Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement.
Immunisation Status Certificates
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) can issue Immunisation Status Certificates for early years and primary school enrolments.
Please telephone 1800 653 809 for an Immunisation Status Certificate.
Overseas Immunisation Records
If your child was immunised overseas please contact our office prior to attending an immunisation session. We can review your child's history, update the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and recommend catch up immunisation if required. If your child is under 20 years of age and requires catch up immunisation, they are provided free.
Secondary School Immunisations
The Service visits all secondary schools within the City of Darebin to provide immunisations to Year 7 students according to the National Immunisation Program. For more information about the diseases and recommended vaccines please visit immunehero.health.vic.gov.au.
YEAR 7 IMMUNISATIONS
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Dose 1)
Whooping Cough (Boostrix)
| Visit 2
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Dose 2)
| Visit 3
||Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Dose 3)
Meningococcal ACWY Program for 15-19 year olds
All teenagers 15-19 years of age are funded to receive the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine.
This age group was chosen to be funded based on the recommendation of national immunisation experts as teenagers are at increased risk of Meningococcal disease and more likely to spread the disease to others.
In recent years the prevalence of the W strain - one of the 6 main strains - has increased significantly across Australia, with Victoria experiencing 48 cases in 2016, compared to 17 cases in 2015, four in 2014 and just one in 2013.
Darebin Council is visiting all secondary schools and educational facilities in the Darebin municipality to provide the vaccine to 15-19 year olds.
The vaccine is also available through all Council immunisation sessions. There is no need to book before attending.
Influenza (Flu) Immunisation
The Service offers the influenza (flu) vaccine each year around March. The vaccine costs $20 (EFTPOS only – no cash accepted), however it is free for:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months to under 5 years and 15 years and over,
- Pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy;
- People from 65 years of age.
Babies 6 months and older are recommended to receive the flu vaccine.
Darebin Council now has stock of the Quadrivalent Vaccine for 2017.
Council has EFTPOS facilities at all immunisation sessions.
Council also offers adult immunisations according to the National Immunisation Program.
For more information regarding adult immunisations visit the Better Health Channel to check your immunisation Halo.
The service visits workplaces to provide staff with flu and other vaccines specific to your workplace.
The benefits of offering workplace immunisations to your employees are:
- Reduction of absenteeism in your business
- Increased safety in the workplace – illness can slow reaction times by 20-40%
- Compliance with Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
- Protection against vaccine preventable diseases and unnecessary outbreaks
- Increased staff morale by taking an interest in employee health and wellbeing
To discuss a workplace visit, contact Lynne Ryan on 0419 765 230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read our Workpace Vaccinations Flyer.
Historical Immunisation Records
Council keeps hard copy records for residents born prior to 1996. Please email email@example.com with your name, date of birth and contact telephone number. Retrieval of records from archives takes 5 working days. We will contact you once your records become available. We will email or mail a copy of your immunisation records. Records are held for 25 years only.
Phone: (03) 8470 8562
Fax: (03) 9261 4883
Darebin has an Immunisation Nurse on call for immunisation related medical enquiries only.
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
Phone: 0419 765 230
Immunise Australia Program
Immunisation Fact Sheets in Your Language
Victorian Government Health Information
Better Health Channel