Immunisation

Immunisation sessions

Public immunisation sessions are regularly held in most towns.
View the Immunisation Schedule for locations and times, no appointment necessary.

Childhood and high school vaccinations on the National Immunisation Program are free.

Adult vaccinations are available to purchase but must be pre-paid at any service centre(PDF, 42KB) prior to attending a community immunisation sessions.

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

Catch-up vaccinations

If your child has missed some vaccinations or you have received vaccinations overseas, phone the Immunisation Team on 1300 367 700 to discuss, prior to attending an immunisation session.

School Entry Immunisation Certificate

A School Entry Immunisation Certificate is required when enrolling children at school. A certificate can only be issued on completion of all of the scheduled infant immunisation up to and including the 4 year old immunisation.

You will automatically receive a history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) after your child has completed the 4 year old vaccine schedule if all immunisations are completed prior to 5 years of age.

If you have not received, or have lost, your history statement phone AIR on 1800 653 809. A copy of your child’s immunisation history statement can also be downloaded from the MyGov website.

School immunisation program 2018

Year 7

We provide yearly school immunisation sessions for Year 7 (or age equivalent) students to immunise against:

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

Year 10

For 2018, all Year 10 (or age equivalent) students will be eligible to receive:

  • Meningococcal ACWY (Menactra)

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

Immunisation history

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

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

To get an immunisation history please complete the Application for Immunisation History Form(PDF, 100KB) and return it to any service centre or library with the appropriate fee.

Immunisation records can also be obtained from the Australian Immunisation Register.

Immunisation history from the Australian Immunisation Register

Parents of children under 20 years can obtain an AIR history statement by:

  • Via the MyGov website
  • Over the counter at a Medicare service centre or you may phone AIR on 1800 653 809

Please note: Vaccinations given through school program may not appear in this statement 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 can offer yearly Influenza, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A&B and Boostrix (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Whooping Cough). Other vaccinations may be also be available. The cost is dependant upon the number and type of immunisations required. Phone Family Services Immunisation on 1300 367 700 for more information.

Free flu vaccination for children

The Victorian State Government has funded free flu vaccinations for all children under the age of five.  All children aged six months to five years old are able to receive the free flu vaccination.

Other useful information

For further information regarding specific diseases and other general immunisation information, visit the Immunise Australia Program website or phone the Immunisation Hotline on 1800 671 811.

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