Immunisation Program 2020
Immunisation sessions are available weekly throughout the municipality. Download the Immunisation Program 2020 for dates and times of the next immunisation sessions. Bring your Medicare Card (if you have one), Child Health Record Book or any other immunisation history documents with you when you attend. You do not need a Medicare Card to receive free immunisations.
Appointment clinics are available at the following venues. Please telephone 8470 8562 to make a booking.
| Fairfield Maternal Child Health Centre (morning and evening)
||84 Arthur Street
|Darebin North East Community Hub (morning)
||35 Copernicus Crescent
When planning overseas travel additional vaccines may be recommended depending on the country you are visiting. It is recommended to consult with a travel doctor 6-8 weeks prior to departure.
The following link provides a list of travel clinics registered to administer the BCG (Tuberculosis) vaccine. A GP is not able to administer the BCG vaccine.
Travel Vaccine Clinics List at 1 December 2019
We currently have stock of the Influenza vaccine for the 2019 season. The influenza vaccine is available at all Darebin Council Immunisation sessions. There is no need to book just attend one of our sessions as per the Immunisation Program 2020
Prior to attending one of our sessions and to save time when you visit, you can print your 2019 Darebin Influenza Consent Form and bring it to the session with you.
Children 6 months to 4 years of age are government funded for the Influenza vaccine and they do not need to fill in an Influenza Consent form.
|Category (Government funded / No fee)
|Children 6 months to<3years of age
|Children 3 years to <5 years
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
|Pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy
|People from 65 years of age
|People from 5 years up to < 65 (Fee paying / $20 per person)
Council has EFTPOS facilities at all immunisation sessions.
Measles remains a common illness in many destinations popular with Australian travellers.
As at 3 December 2019, 48 people in Victoria have been diagnosed with measles, usually after returning from an overseas holiday. Measles is highly contagious.
2 doses of measles vaccine can give you lifelong protection. The Government funds 2 doses of measles containing vaccine for all persons born since 1966 including women with low or negative rubella antibody levels.
Infants travelling overseas can have a free MMR vaccine from 6 months up to 11 months via their GP or travel clinic. The scheduled 12 and 18 months MMR containing vaccines are still required.
If you're unsure of your vaccination record, it's safe to have another dose.
For more information visit: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/measles
Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine
From 1 July 2018 the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine will be administered to children at 12 months of age on the National Immunisation Program.
Darebin Immunisation Service can now administer the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to babies and children from 6 weeks of age. The scheduled 12 month Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine is still required. The vaccine cost is $70 (pricing current at 1 July 2019). Payment can be made by EFTPOS. A script from your GP is not required.
Meningococcal B vaccine is only available on private script via your GP and not currently included on the National Immunisation Program.
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
From 28 February 2018, an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) will be the only documentation accepted by early childhood education and care services (long day care, kindergarten - 3 & 4 year old) for the purposes of confirming a child's enrolment in their service. Documents produced by GPs or other immunisation providers (including Council) will no longer be acceptable as proof of immunisation.
Please telephone 1800 653 809 for an Immunisation History Statement or login to your www.my.gov.au account to download your statement.
Overseas Immunisation Records
If your child was immunised overseas please contact our office on 8470 8562 prior to attending an immunisation session. We can review your child's history, update the Australian 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 and 10 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 (HPV9) (Dose 1)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Boostrix)
|| Human Papillomavirus (HPV9) (Dose 2)
YEAR 10 IMMUNISATION
||Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine (Nimenrix)
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.
The secondary school vaccines are also available at Council immunisation sessions. Appointments are not required.
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 email@example.com.
You can read our Fighting Flu in the Workplace 2019
Historical Immunisation Records
Your child's immunisation records may be available on the Australian Immunisation Register. Create a profile or login to your existing profile at www.my.gov.au or download the Express Plus Medicare Mobile App. or telephone 1800 653 809.
Council also keeps hard copy records for residents born prior to 1996.
Before we can provide you with your immunisation history, an FOI Immunisation Request Form 2019 must be completed.
When returning the form please also attach either a Drivers Licence or other photo identification.
There is no fee associated with retrieval of immunisation records.
Please email your FOI Immunisation Request Form 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org 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