Immunisation

Immunisation sessions

We provide all free childhood and high school vaccinations on the National Immunisation Program, including the free flu vaccination for children aged 6 months – 4 years (under 5). 

Our immunisation sessions are held during the day and after hours, no appointment necessary. View the Immunisation Schedule for locations and times.

Victorian Immunisation Schedule(PDF, 82KB)

Catch-up childhood vaccinations

Please contact the Immunisation Team prior to attending an immunisation session if:

  • Your child was vaccinated overseas
  • Your child is over 7 years of age and has missed some childhood vaccinations

If you require catch up vaccinations and do not contact the Immunisation Team prior, your child may not be able to be vaccinated at the session you attend. Our staff will need to work out a catch up schedule for your child and you will be asked to attend another session. 

School Immunisation Program 2019

The Immunisation Team provide free yearly immunisations for Year 7 and Year 10 (or age equivalent) students. Your child can be vaccinated at school through the School Immunisation Program or you may attend one of our Community Immunisation Sessions.  You may also receive these vaccinations at your local doctor’s clinic.  

Year 7

  • Human Papillomavirus (Gardasil 9)
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Whooping Cough (Boostrix)

Year 10

  • Meningococcal ACWY (Nimenrix)

Please note: In Term 1, Year 7 and Year 10 students will receive an information pack from school containing the immunisation consent form for parents to sign. Please return these forms to school as soon as possible even if you are not having vaccinations at school. If you do not receive this information pack, please contact your child’s school or our Immunisation Team on 1300 367 700.

Adult Immunisations

Adult vaccinations are available to purchase but must be pre-paid at any service centre(PDF, 43KB) prior to attending a community immunisation sessions. Adult vaccinations available for purchase are:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix)
  • Influenza

Immunisation Certificates

An up to date Immunisation Certificate is required when enrolling children into childcare, preschool and school. 

Immunisation Certificates can be downloaded through the MyGov website or you may contact the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809.

If you notice any missing vaccinations from your child’s history statement, please contact your immunisation provider (such as your local doctor or council) and advise them to update the AIR.

Immunisation History

If you or your child were immunised by Latrobe City Council as an infant or throughout schooling you can ask to receive your individual immunisation history. We cannot obtain histories if you or your child were immunised with your local doctor.

If you were born before 1996 and/or attended high school prior to 2007, your immunisation records will be in our records facility. To obtain these immunisation records please complete the Application for Immunisation History Form(PDF, 100KB) and return it to any service centre or library with the appropriate fee.

Council is only required to hold immunisation records for 25 years.

If you were born after 1996, your infant immunisation records can be obtained from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) via the MyGov website or by contacting AIR on 1800 653 809.

Vaccinations given through school program may not appear on the AIR records and you may need to contact Council or your local doctor for these records.

Corporate/Workplace Immunisation

We provide immunisations on site at workplaces for ten or more staff. Council offers the following vaccinations:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix)
  • Influenza

If your workplace has less than ten staff, you may attend any of our Community Immunisation Sessions to receive these vaccinations. 

Cost is dependent on type of vaccine plus nurses’ time. 

Contact

Family Services Immunisation
1300 367 700
immunisation@latrobe.vic.gov.au

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