Immunisation helps protect our community from serious diseases by using our body's natural defence system to build resistance to a disease.
If you're immunised against a disease, you're far less likely to catch that disease. However, if you do catch the disease your:
- immune system will remember it and respond better to it
- illness will be less severe
- recovery will be quicker than someone who isn't immunised.
Getting vaccinated is an important part of immunisation.
Changes to our immunisation sessions due to COVID-19
To keep our community safe, we've made some changes to the way we manage our immunisation sessions.
Face masks and clothing
If you are over 12 years old, you must wear a face mask for your appointment. You can find out more information about masks on the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Make sure you wear short sleeve or loose-fitting clothes. This will make it easier to administer the vaccine.
If you or your child are feeling unwell on the day of your appointment with a fever, runny nose, sore throat, or cough, you must reschedule. You won't be charged a fee for cancelling appointments.
On arrival, you'll need to scan the QR code.
Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance.
Please don't arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment. You'll be asked to come back closer to your appointment time if you arrive too early.
We've made some changes to our timetable so we can provide a COVIDSafe environment.
For a full list of upcoming immunisation sessions, visit our online booking system.
We're currently providing immunisation sessions at:
- Camberwell Library – the Parkview Room
- Hawthorn Community Precinct – meeting rooms 3 and 4
Only one parent or guardian can go with a child to their appointment.
Please don't go to the appointment if you or your child:
The Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine program has now started.
The COVID-19 vaccines are not currently available at our immunisation sessions.
To check your eligibility and the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines in your area, you can:
- visit the Department of Health website
- call the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080
- talk to your doctor.
If your child has a needle phobia or special needs, please email us to talk about options for their appointment.