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National Immunisation Program

Age Diseases
6 to 8 weeks 
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenza type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
4 months 
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenza type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
6 months 
  •  Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenza type b
12 months 
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Pneumococcal
18 months 
  • Varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Haemophilus influenza type b
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
4 years 
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Poliomyelitis

The Immunisation Team provide all vaccines as per the NIP

National Immunisation Program age limits and restrictions apply:

  • Six week immunisations cannot be given even one day early
  • Four and six month immunisations must have an eight week gap between them
  • Rotavirus course must be completed by 24 weeks and 6 days
  • 12 month immunisations cannot be given even one day early
  • 4 year old vaccinations should be given on or after 4th birthday

If you attend an immunisation session when you or your child is not at the correct age, you or your child may be unable to be immunised. 

The Immunisation Team visits all secondary schools within Maroondah to deliver the Year 7 and 10 immunisation program.

Year Diseases 
Year 7
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
Year 10
  •  Meningococcal A, C, W135 & Y

School Immunisation Consent Cards

Parents will receive a consent card from their child’s school. The card must be completed and returned to the school in early Term 1.  If you do not want your child to receive the scheduled immunisation, you must complete and return the form with the ‘no’ box ticked. 

School Immunisation Consent Cards

Further information

Contact Council's Immunisation team:

The following vaccines are recommended to adults aged 65 years or over:

Age  Diseases 
65 and over
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal
70 to 79 years
  •  Shingles (herpes zoster)

These vaccines are available for free under the National Immunisation Program and can be administered at any of council’s Public Immunisation Sessions.

Related links

Department of Health: Immunisation for Seniors

27/07/2017
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