Immunisation sessions

We run open immunisation sessions and appointment clinics at different venues around our community for children, adolescents and adults.

Service updates

  • The 2024 flu vaccine is now available at all sessions. Fee-paying and funded vaccine is available for all clients — please see below for eligibility for funded flu vaccine.
  • Shingles vaccine is currently out-of-stock. Check back in May for updates on availability.
  • We do not give COVID-19 vaccines at our community sessions. See our page on COVID-19 Immunisation to find providers in our community.

Immunisation sessions

Everyone is welcome to attend any of our open sessions and appointment clinics, including babies and children, adolescents and adults.

Vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program are free for all those who are eligible.

Did you know we also offer optional, fee-paying vaccines at all sessions without a prescription?

You can get recommended extra protection for:

  • Meningococcal B (Bexsero)
  • Meningococcal ACWY (Nimenrix)
  • Chickenpox

Read about immunisation for children for more details.

Attending a session

There is no cost to attend our immunisation sessions.

When attending immunisation sessions, please keep the following in mind:

  • face masks are strongly recommended and will be offered to all clients
  • bring your pram or stroller - there is plenty of space and ramp access at our venues
  • bring your Medicare card (if you have one), your child’s Green MCH Book, and any other immunisation history documents with you
  • photography and video recording are not permitted at immunisation sessions
  • payments for fee-paying vaccines can be made with EFTPOS or credit card - no payments with cash

Open sessions

Open sessions are drop-in, and no appointment is needed.

Venues

Date Day Venue Time
16 April
Tue
Preston City Hall
1.30pm—3pm
16 April
Tue
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
5.30pm—7pm
19 April
Fri
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
10am—11.30am
20 April
Sat
Preston City Hall — FLU VACCINE ONLY
9.30am—11am
24 April
Wed
Preston City Hall
9.30am—11am
27 April
Sat
Preston City Hall
9.30am—11am
1 May
Wed
Preston City Hall
1.30pm—3pm
3 May
Fri
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
10am—11.30am
4 May
Sat
Preston City Hall — FLU VACCINE ONLY
9.30am—11am
7 May
Tue
Keon Park Children's Hub
9.30am—10.30am
8 May
Wed
Preston City Hall
9.30am—11am
9 May
Thu
Preston City Hall
5pm—7pm
11 May
Sat
Preston City Hall
9.30am—11am
17 May
Fri
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
10am—11.30am
18 May
Sat
Preston City Hall — FLU VACCINE ONLY
9.30am—11am
21 May
Tue
Preston City Hall
1.30pm—3pm
21 May
Tue
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
5.30pm—7pm
22 May
Wed
Preston City Hall
9.30am—11am
23 May
Thu
Reservoir Community and Learning Centre
5pm—7pm
25 May
Sat
Preston City Hall
9.30am—11am
29 May
Wed
Preston City Hall
1.30pm—2.30pm

Appointment clinics

Bookings are required for the following venues, and appointment slots are available every 15 minutes. Contact us on 03 8470 8562 or email immunise@darebin.vic.gov.au to make a booking.

Venues

Date Day Venue Time
17 April
Wed
Northcote Library
10.15am—12pm
17 April
Wed
Northcote Library — FLU VACCINE ONLY
4.30pm—6pm
19 April
Fri
Reservoir East Family Centre
1pm—1.30pm
22 April
Mon
Fairfield Maternal and Child Health Centre
9.30am—11.30am
24 April
Wed
Darebin North East Community Hub
1pm—1.30pm
29 April
Mon
Fairfield Maternal and Child Health Centre 9.30am—11.30am
1 May
Wed
Fairfield Maternal and Child Health Centre
5pm—6.30pm
7 May
Tue
Northcote Library
1pm—2.30pm
15 May
Wed
Northcote Library
10.15am—12pm
15 May
Wed
Northcote Library — FLU VACCINE ONLY
4pm—6pm
17 May
Fri
Reservoir East Family Centre
1pm—2pm
22 May
Wed
Darebin North East Community Hub
1pm—2pm
27 May
Mon
Fairfield Maternal and Child Health Centre
9.30am—11am
 

2024 Flu Vaccine

The 2024 flu vaccine is now available at all sessions for all clients aged 6 months and over.

Funded flu vaccine is available for

  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • anyone aged 65 years and older
  • pregnant people – at any stage of pregnancy
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • people aged 6 months or older with certain medical risk factors — you can check the list of eligible conditions at Better Health Channel.

Fee-paying flu vaccine is available to purchase for people outside these categories at a cost of $22 per dose, payable by EFTPOS at the immunisation session.

More information

Darebin Immunisation Service
270 Gower St, Preston 3072
Phone: 03 8470 8562
Email: immunise@darebin.vic.gov.au