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

$75

$150

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

Boostrix

1

$57

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Hepatitis B (Adult)

Engerix B

3

$45

$135

Hepatitis A & B (Adult)

Twinrix 3 $97 $291

Influenza
 

(Available May 2019)

FluQuadri/FluarixTetra
(5 years and older)

Fluad
(65 years and older)

1*


1

$25


Free

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Influenza
(Paediatric)

Influenza
(Available May 2019)

FluQuadri Junior
(6 months to 3 years)

FluQuadri/FluarixTetra
(3 to 5 years)

1*

 

1*

Free 

 

Free 

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Meningococcal ACWY Nimenrix^ 1 $90 $90 - $180^^
Polio Ipol 1 $62 _

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.

6 weeks to 5 months – 3 doses (8 weeks between 1st and 2nd doses; 3rd dose at 12 months of age).
6 to 11 months – 2 doses (2nd dose at 12 months of age or 8 weeks after 1st dose, whichever is later). 

^^ A single dose of Nimenrix is funded under the National Immunisation Programs at 12-months of age.

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 and are reported to the Australian Immunisation Register.

For more information call 9278 4711 or email Immunisation Services.

See the 2019 public immunisation schedule.

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.

Non-medicare card holders are charged the same amount for these optional vaccines. 

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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