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Public immunisation sessions

COVID-19 update

We are continuing to operate our immunisation service to ensure the community is protected from vaccine preventable diseases. To ensure you feel confident to continue to attend our immunisation sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have processes in place to ensure everyone stays safe, including social distancing, additional cleaning and hand hygiene and temperature checking upon entry. Our waiting area seating is spread out and cleaned and disinfected between each client.

We provide vaccinations to babies, young children, adolescents and adults at all sessions as per the National Immunisation Program.  

Our sessions for 2021 are being held at the following venues:

  • Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood
  • Keystone Hall, Civic Square, Croydon
  • North Ringwood Community House, 35-39 Tortice Drive, Ringwood North
  •  Glen Park Community Centre, 30 Glen Park Road, Bayswater North 

Flu Vaccine 2021

It’s important to get your annual flu shot to make sure you’re protected during peak flu season (from June to October).

Council offers free flu vaccines for the following persons:

  • children aged 6 months to 4 years and 11 months
  • persons above the age of 65 years and over
  • pregnant women (any stage of pregnancy)
  • persons aged from 6 months who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications; such as, severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from 6 months of age.

For all other persons, payable flu vaccine is available at cost of $27 (payment to made via eftpos only).

Please note, if you are currently eligible and planning to have your COVID-19 vaccine you must leave a 14 day gap between your Flu vaccine 2021 and COVID-19 vaccine.

Book online

To book into a session, select your preferred date and venue and click on your preferred time-slot to book.

Book online

Once you have booked, 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. 

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

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

Before attending an immunisation session

  • Do not attend if you or a family member is unwell, especially with any symptoms of COVID-19 including a fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • Do not attend while awaiting results of a COVID-19 test, 
  • 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 in a 14-day quarantine or isolation period.
  • 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.
  • Please 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 of used tissues in a bin. 
  • Washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds..
  • A mask must be worn be worn at the immunisation session as staff cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance during vaccination process. Further information on wearing a mask and the exemptions can be found on the DHHS website

Feedback

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.

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Further information 

Contact Council's immunisation team: 

27/07/2017
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