Immunisation

Melton City Council provides a range of free immunisation services throughout the municipality for infants, children and secondary school students.

No appointment is necessary.

Day and evening sessions are available at convenient locations across the municipality.

2016/17 Immunisation Calendar

2016/17 Immunisation Calendar(DOCX, 36KB)
2016/17 Immunisation Calendar(PDF, 235KB)

2017/18 Immunisation Calendar

2017/2018 Immunisation Calendar(DOCX, 37KB)
2017/2018 Immunisation Calendar(PDF, 234KB)

Immunisation for babies and children

Immunisation can protect children against a range of vaccine preventable diseases. Melton City Council provides a vaccination program according to 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 you should bring your child’s health book and Medicare details.

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.

Is your child eligible for free vaccine?

A person must reside in Australia and meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for free Victorian government supplied vaccine:

  • hold a Medicare card or be eligible to hold a Medicare card and all asylum seekers
  • hold Australian citizenship
  • hold a permanent visa or have applied for a permanent visa.

Please see Criteria for eligibility.

If you hold a student or work visa, please see your doctor.

Starting Primary School - School Entry Immunisation Status Certificate

Your child must have a school entry immunisation status certificate to enrol in primary school. A school entry immunisation certificate:

  • is a current record of your child’s immunisations
  • is a legal requirement to provide a school entry immunisation status certificate on enrolment to primary school in Victoria
  • will assist health authorities in protecting children in the event of a vaccine preventable disease occurence in school. An unvaccinated child may be excluded from school for a period of time
  • Homeopathic immunisation is not a recognised form of immunisation and is not acceptable under the legislation, therefore cannot be listed on an immunisation status certificate.

A school entry immunisation status certificate will automatically be sent to you from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) once your child has had their 4 year old vaccinations.

School entry immunisation status certificates can be obtained from:

More information can be found at Department of Health

Secondary School Immunisation Program

Council offers free vaccinations to students at secondary school.

Year 7 students are offered:

  • human papillomavirus
  • chickenpox
  • diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough

Council visits all secondary schools located in the municipality throughout the year to provide doses of specific vaccines to students.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Students are given three injections with two months between the first and second dose and four months between the second and third dose.

Further information about Human Papillomavirus

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.

Further information about Chickenpox

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.

Further information about Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)

If your child misses a vaccination at school, you can attend a Council immunisation session.

2016/17 Immunisation Calendar(DOCX, 36KB)
2016/17 Immunisation Calendar(PDF, 235KB)

Catch Up Vaccination

Your child can have free catch up vaccines up to the age of 19 years. The catch up program will finish on 31 December 2017.

Please contact Council before attending any session so that we may prepare your catch up schedule in advance.