Immunisation

We provide a range of free immunisation services throughout the municipality for infants, children and secondary school students, any catch up vaccines for eligible individuals, refugees or other humanitarian entrants.

Immunisation can protect individuals against a range of vaccine preventable diseases. We provide a vaccination program according to the Immunisation Schedule Victoria.

We always register your child’s immunisation details with the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).  This means that your child’s immunisation details are kept up to date and accessible to you through the MyGov website. 

You can view our Immunisation calendar below, for a convenient day or evening session throughout the municipality.  No appointment is necessary.

2017/18 Immunisation Calendar

2017/2018 Immunisation Calendar(PDF, 234KB)

Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for adolescents

From 18 April 2017 until 31 December 2017, we can offer a free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to young people aged 15 to 19 years old.  Most young people will receive the vaccine through the secondary school immunisation program, however some may choose to access the free vaccine at one of our scheduled immunisation sessions (see above calendar).

For more information: Health Victoria – Meningococcal ACWY

Immunisation for babies and children

Melton City Council will follow the Immunisation Schedule Victoria.  Your baby cannot be immunised any earlier than 6 weeks of age. In most cases, your child can still be immunised if they have a cold or a cough.

When you attend a Council immunisation session please bring your child’s health book and Medicare details.  On arrival to our session, please take a number at the entry and take a seat until our council staff member, calls your number.

If you have any questions regarding immunisation, our nurses will be able to assist.  It is important to note that you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes post immunisation to ensure the wellbeing of the person vaccinated.

If your child was immunised overseas, we can upload copies of your child’s immunisation records onto AIR (Australian Immunisation Register).  However, your child may require catch-up vaccinations to get up-to-date with the Victorian Immunisation schedule.  Please contact our Environmental Health team on 9747 7200, who will be able to assist.

Childcare and Kindergarten

The Legislation requires all children enrolling in early childhood and care services to be up to date with their vaccinations or to have an approved exemption.  This includes long day care, kindergarten, occasional care and family day care.

For more information, visit Department of Health and Human Services.

If your child requires any vaccines to be up-to-date with the Victorian Immunisation Schedule, please attend any suitable Immunisation session, from the calendar or if you have any questions, please call our Environmental Health team on 9747 7200.

Starting Primary School - School Entry Immunisation Status Certificate

Parents/Guardians are required to provide proof of their child’s immunisation status prior to starting primary school which is a School Entry Immunisation Status Certificate.

You will automatically receive a school entry immunisation status certificate from AIR (Australian Immunisation Register) after your child has completed their four year old vaccine.  If your child has completed all required immunsations, but you have not received the certificate, call AIR on 1800 653 809.

If you have misplaced your school entry certificate, call AIR on 1800 653 809 or you can log onto your MyGov website, where you can access your child’s Immunisation certificate or you can visit your local Medicare office, to obtain a copy.

If for some reason your child’s immunisation records are incomplete or missing, please contact the relevant provider who administered the missing or incorrect vaccine/s. If you require assistance, contact our Environmental Health team on 9747 7200.

If your child has never been vaccinated or was vaccinated overseas, then contact our Environmental Health team who will be able to assist.

Secondary School Immunisation Program

Council offers free vaccinations to students, as per the Secondary School Immunisation Program. Council will visit throughout the year, all secondary schools located within the municipality, to provide the scheduled vaccines to students, whose parents or guardians have consented.

Year 7 Secondary School Immunisation Program

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) - Boostrix

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Students in year 7 are offered HPV, which consists of three injections with two months between the first and second dose and four months between the second and third dose.

Chickenpox

Students in year 7 are offered free vaccination against chickenpox. If your child has had the disease or the vaccine as an infant it is still recommended that they have the dose offered in year 7.  This is a single injection.

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)

Students in year 7 are offered a dose of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). This is a single injection.

Year 10, 11 and 12 Secondary School Program

  • Meningococcal ACWY vaccine until 31 December 2017.

Meningococcal ACWY

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are offered a dose of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to protect them from four strains of the Meningococcal disease.  This is a single injection.  This vaccine is currently only funded until 31 December 2017.

If your child has missed any vaccinations at school, you can attend a Council immunisation session.

Catch Up Vaccination

Eligible individuals may attend any scheduled council immunisation session.  If you have any questions, please contact our Environmental Health team on 9747 7200.