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Public immunisation sessions

COVID-19 update

Council is monitoring the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and closely following advice and direction from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

We are continuing to operate our immunisation service to ensure the community is protected from vaccine preventable diseases, while taking into account the required social distancing and hygiene practices. We provide immunisations to babies, young children, adolescents and adults at all sessions as per the National Immunisation Program.  

All sessions until Friday 26 June 2020 will now be held at:

  • Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East
  • Croydon Senior Citizens Club, corner Mount Dandenong Road and Civic Square, Croydon.

Bookings are essential for all immunisation services. Appointment times have also been extended to ensure separation can be maintained between attendees.

This year we also introduced dedicated flu only sessions at Karralyka and Croydon Senior Citizens Centre. These additional sessions have been extremely popular and are currently only available to individuals in 'high-risk' categories. To see if you're eligible, view the Flu only sessions drop-box further down the page, 

Things to remember

Before attending an immunisation session

  • Do not attend if you or a family member is unwell, especially a fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms.
  • Do not attend if you have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Do not attend the session if you are within the 14-day quarantine or isolation period after your return from international travel.

You will be asked to confirm the above statements when you arrive at your session.

Respect social distancing requirements when attending a session

  • Only bring the necessary family members to the appointment (ie: one parent or guardian per child).
  • Do not enter the immunisation venue until your appointment time.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and sign in desk for you to use.
  • Maintain a 1.5m distance from others.

Follow good hygiene by

  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow during coughing or sneezing
  • disposing used tissue
  • washing hands with soap and water afterwards.  

Book online

View the available dates and times for each venue below. Bookings are essential for all immunisation services. You will receive an email to confirm your booking. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, refer to your confirmation email for details. The booking system will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled session, please contact the Immunisation Team on 9294 5627 if you’re unable to book for your preferred session. 

It’s important to get your annual flu shot to make sure you’re protected during this year’s flu season. Timing of vaccination should aim to achieve the highest level of protection during peak influenza season, which usually occurs from June to September in most parts of Australia. 

Free flu vaccinations

Due to the state-wide flu vaccine shortages, Council can no longer provide payable flu vaccines at this time. We can however, provide free vaccines to those in high-risk categories, including: 

  • children 6 months to 4 years and 11 months
  • persons above the age of 65 
  • pregnant women (any stage)
  • persons with certain medical conditions.

If you or your child fits into one of the above categories, you can book into a session below:

  • 4pm to 7pm, Tuesday 9 June
  • 4pm to 7pm, Monday 15 June
  • 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Thursday 25 June

Book online for free flu vaccination

Cancellation list

If you do not fit the above criteria and would like to be notified when further paid flu vaccines become available, please register your details for our Flu immunisation - Cancellation List below:

Flu immunisation Cancellation List

2020

  • Tuesday 9 June, 10am to 12.30pm (this session is now at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East)
  • Tuesday 11 August, 10am to 11.30am
  •  Tuesday 6 October, 10am to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 8 December, 10am to 11.30am

Book online

2020

  • Monday 15 June, 10am to 12.30pm (this session is now at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East)
  • Monday 13 July, 10am to 11.30am
  • Monday 14 September, 10am to 11.30am
  • Monday 16 November, 10am to 11.30am

Book online

 

Allambanan Drive, Bayswater North

2020

  • Tuesday 23 June, 9.30am to 12.30pm (this session is now at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East)
  • Tuesday 21 July. 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 25 August. 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 22 September, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 20 October, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 24 November, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Tuesday 15 December, 9.30am to 11.30am 

Book online

2020

  • Thursday 18 June, 1.30pm to 4.30pm (this session is now at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East)
  • Thursday 16 July, 1.30pm to 3.30pm 
  • Thursday 20 August, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 17 September, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 15 October, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 19 November, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 17 December, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Book online

2020

  • Thursday 4 June, 4pm to 7pm (this session is now at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East)
  • Thursday 25 June, 1pm to 4pm (this session is now at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East)
  • Thursday 2 July, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 23 July, 1pm to 3pm
  • Thursday 6 August, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 27 August, 1pm to 3pm
  • Thursday 3 September, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 24 September, 1pm to 3pm
  • Thursday 1 October, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 22 October, 1pm to 3pm
  • Thursday 5 November, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 26 November, 1pm to 3pm
  • Thursday 3 December, 5pm to 7pm

Book online

2020

  • Tuesday 23 June, 4pm to 7pm (this session is now at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East)
  • Tuesday 21 July, 4pm to 6pm 
  • Tuesday 25 August, 4pm to 6pm 
  • Tuesday 22 September, 4pm to 6pm 
  • Tuesday 20 October, 4pm to 6pm 
  • Tuesday 24 November, 4pm to 6pm 
  • Tuesday 15 December, 4pm to 6pm 

Book online

2020

  • Thursday 4 June, 10am to 1pm (this session is now at Croydon Senior Citizens, corner Mount Dandenong Road and Civic Square, Croydon.)
  • Thursday 11 June, 4pm to 7pm  (this session is now at Croydon Senior Citizens, corner Mount Dandenong Road and Civic Square, Croydon)
  • Thursday 2 July, 10am to 12noon
  • Thursday 9 July, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 6 August, 10am to 12noon
  • Thursday 13 August, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 3 September, 10am to 12noon
  • Thursday 10 September, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 1 October, 10am to 12noon
  • Thursday 8 October, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 5 November, 10am to 12noon
  • Thursday 12 November, 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 3 December, 10am to 12noon
  • Thursday 10 December, 5pm to 7pm

Book online

On the day

Please bring your child’s Medicare Card and Child Health Record to the session. 

Please remain at the venue for 15 minutes following your vaccination for observation. If a reaction to a vaccine occurs, or persists for a long time, please contact your GP or nearest hospital. 

  • 6 week immunisations cannot be given even one day early.
  • 4 month immunisations cannot be given before your child is 4 months old.
  • 4 and 6 month immunisations must have an eight week gap between them.
  • 12 month immunisations cannot be given even one day early.
  • 4 year old immunisations are due on or after a child’s fourth birthday.

Please be aware that if you present to a session when your child is not at the correct age, we may be unable to immunise your child.

Please contact Council’s Immunisation Services team prior to booking an immunisation session if:

  • Your child has been immunised overseas.
  • Your child has missed vaccinations and requires a catch up schedule.

Council does not provide travel vaccinations or advice on travel vaccinations. If immunisations are required for travel purposes, please contact your GP.

Council also provides the following vaccines on a fee for service basis:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Chickenpox
  • Seasonal Influenza
  • Meningococcal ACWY.

Payment must be made via eftpos, as cash is not available at our immunisation sessions.

View the PDF version of the 2020 Immunisation Program below:

Public Immunisation session flyer 2020  (pdf, 209KB)

Please note: some dates/times/venues for April, May and June 2020 in the above PDF may now be incorrect due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information 

Contact Council's immunisation team: 

27/07/2017
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