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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 are recommended at 12 months of age
  • 4 year old vaccinations are recommended on birthday 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
(12 to 13 years)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV9) - 2 doses spaced 6 months 
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
Year 10
(14 to 16 years)
  •  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. 

Year 7 consent form

Year 10 consent form

See the Secondary School and Adolescent Immunisation Program run by Council’s immunisation service.

Further information

Contact Council's Immunisation team:

The following adults and seniors vaccines are recommended under the National Immunisation Program and can be administered for free at any of council’s Public Immunisation Sessions.

Age  Diseases 
Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) Influenza
Pregnant women (between 20 and 32 weeks) Pertussis (whooping cough) 
Seniors aged 65 and over 

Influenza
Pneumococcal 

Seniors aged 70 to 79 years are eligible to receive the Shingles (herpes zoster) for free. See your medical professional to receive this vaccine.

Related links

Department of Health: Immunisation for Seniors

27/07/2017
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