Public immunisation sessions

Summary

  • Vaccinations are optional.
  • Costs may apply.
  • Immunisation sessions are held regularly at several venues.
  • Bookings aren't necessary.

Come along to any immunisation session to be vaccinated against these diseases:

Disease

Vaccine

Doses needed

Cost per dose

Cost per course

Chickenpox

Varivax

2

$74

$148

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

Boostrix

1

$60

 

Hepatitis B (Adult)

Engerix B

3

$40

$120

Hepatitis A & B (Adult) Twinrix 3 $93 $279

(Available May-Sept)
Influenza

FluQuadri

1*

$25

 

(Available May-Sept)
Influenza (Paediatric)

FluQuadri Junior (6 months to 3 years)

1*

Free from May 2018

 
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Priorix 1 $50  
Polio Ipol 1 $61  

*Children aged 6 months to <9 years getting the influenza vaccine for the first time need 2 doses, at least 4 weeks apart, to maximise the immune response.

Meningococcal W vaccines

From January to December 2018, we are providing this free vaccine for 15 and 16-year-olds at our public immunisation sessions. See immunisation schedule for dates.

What happens at immunisation sessions

You don't need to make a booking, just come along, take a number and read the pre-immunisation checklist.

You'll be issued with an Immunisation Record Card and colour-coded tickets showing the vaccination/s to be administered, which you hand to the nurse.

The nurse will let you know about possible reactions and address any of your concerns. The vaccination is given while you're seated.

If additional vaccination doses are needed, a comeback date is stamped on your Immunisation Record Card.

After your vaccination, you'll need to stay in the waiting area for 15 minutes in case you have a rare adverse reaction.

All vaccinations are recorded on our database.

For more information call 9278 4711 or email Immunisation Services.

Payment

Payment can be made via EFTPOS or credit card only before the vaccination is administered. Cash, cheques, American Express and Diners Club cards aren't accepted. Some private health funds provide refunds for vaccinations.

The Victorian Government's Better Health Channel website has fact sheets on the diseases and their vaccines. We don't offer vaccinations for travel purposes. Contact the Travel Clinics Australia information hotline on 1900 969 359.

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