Public immunisation sessions
We provide vaccinations to babies, young children, adolescents and adults at all sessions as per the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and the Immunisation Schedule Victoria.
Our sessions are held at the following venues:
- Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood
- Keystone Hall, 20 Civic Square, Croydon
- North Ringwood Community House, 35-39 Tortice Drive, Ringwood North
- Arrabri Community Centre, 42 Allambanan Dr, Bayswater North
Below are our public immunisation session dates and times.
Bookings are essential to attend an immunisation session.
Maroondah’s immunisation booking portal Central Immunisation Records Victoria (CIRV) is supplied by the Victorian Department of Health platform.
To book an appointment for yourself or for your family on CIRV, you will be requested to create a secure account to use the portal for the first time. This will allow us to link your CIRV account to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and successively upload your or your family’s immunisation records. To create an account, you will require:
- your email address
- access to your nominated email account
- Medicare card details (if available)
Follow the link to book an appointment using the Victorian Government portal after you sign up and login.
Book online (CIRV - Department of Health website)
For help using the online immunisation booking system, please call our Community Health team on 1300 88 22 33.
Once you have booked via CIRV, you will receive an email and an SMS to confirm your booking.
Things to remember for your appointment
On the day
- For Parents and Carers, please bring your child’s Medicare Card and Child Health Record to the session.
- Please do not attend if you or a family member is unwell, especially with any symptoms of flu or COVID-19, including a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, Please reschedule your appointment through CIRV.
- Only bring the necessary family members to the appointment.
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.
Important vaccine age limitations for babies
- 6 week immunisations cannot be given even one day early.
- 4 and 6 month immunisations must have an eight week gap between them.
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.
Meningococcal B (Bexsero) vaccination
- Bexsero vaccine is only available for bookings during morning immunisation sessions on CIRV.
- Bexsero can be safely given with other routine vaccines, including live vaccines.
Children can also receive Bexsero separately from other routine infant vaccines, with a minimum interval of 3 days from non-live vaccines, to minimise the risk of fever. In this case, we give routinely recommended vaccines first. If administering Bexsero separately from the 12 and 18 month vaccines, an interval of 2 weeks is recommended, as some of these vaccines are live and may cause a delayed fever 7-10 days post vaccination.
- Children under 2 years of age are highly recommended to receive paracetamol with every dose of Bexsero, both before and after administration. Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre recommends children under 4 years of age receive paracetamol before and after every dose of Bexsero.
- The 1st dose of paracetamol (15 mg/kg/dose) is recommended within 30 minutes before, or as soon as practicable after receiving the vaccine. This should be followed by 2 more doses of paracetamol given 4-6 hours apart, regardless of whether the child has a fever.
More information regarding Meningococcal B vaccination can be found on the Department of Health and Better Health Channel website.
Overseas vaccinations and catch-up schedules
Our team of nurses are highly skilled and can create a catch-up immunisation plan for you or your child.
Please contact Council’s Community Health 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
See Missed vaccinations, overseas immunisations and catch-up schedules
Council does not provide travel vaccinations or advice on travel vaccinations. If immunisations are required for travel purposes, please contact your doctor.
Council provides vaccines funded for Victoria, see the Immunisation schedule - Victoria for funded vaccines and eligibility criteria.
Council also provides fee payable vaccinations against Chicken Pox, Meningococcal B, Hepatitis B and Whooping cough (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis) and Influenza. See cost for fee payable vaccines. Payment must be made via eftpos, as cash is not available at our immunisation sessions.
Council is not able to offer COVID vaccine at this time. To find out where to get a COVID vaccine, please visit the Better Health Channel website.
If you would like to provide feedback on our immunisation services, please do so below. Your feedback will help us improve the services we provide to the community.
Contact Council's immunisation team: