Summary

  • Vaccinations are optional.
  • Costs may apply.
  • Bookings are required.

Make a booking for one of our immunisation sessions to be vaccinated against these diseases:

Disease

Vaccine

Doses needed

Cost per dose

Cost per course

Chickenpox

Varivax

2

$73

$146

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis

Boostrix

1

$53

_

Hepatitis B (Adult)

Engerix B

3

$40

$120

Hepatitis A & B (Adult)

Twinrix 3 $79 $237

Influenza

VaxigripTetra
6 months up to 5 years

FluQuadri/FluarixTetra
(5 years and older)

Fluad
(65 years and older)

1*

 

1*


1

Free

 

$25


Free

_

 

_


_

Meningococcal ACWY Nimenrix^ 1 or 2 $78 $78–$156

Meningococcal B

Bexsero^^ 2 or 3 $130 $260–$390
Polio Ipol 1 $58 _

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

6 weeks to 5 months – 3 doses (8 weeks between the first and second doses; third dose at 12 months of age).
6 months to 11 months – 2 doses (second dose at 12 months of age or 8 weeks after first dose, whichever is later). 

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

^^6 weeks to 11 months – 3 doses (8 weeks between first and second doses; third dose at 12 months of age or 8 weeks after dose 2).
12 months and older – 2 doses (8 weeks between first and second doses).

Before you child has the Bexsero vaccine

Children under 2 years old need a dose of Paracetamol 30 minutes before they are vaccinated, or as soon as possible afterwards. This is due to the common side effect of fever after the vaccination.

What happens at immunisation sessions

You need to make a booking for an immunisation session. Then you can come along, take a number and read the pre-immunisation checklist.

If your child is being vaccinated, we will record the vaccines they are receiving in the green My Health and Development folder.

The nurse will let you know about possible reactions and talk to you about any of your concerns.

You will be seated while you are getting vaccinated. 

If you need more vaccinations to become immunised to a certain disease, a return date will be stamped in your green My Health and Development folder.

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 within 24 hours.

For more information, call 9278 4711 or email Immunisation Services.

Payment

You can pay for your vaccinations online when you book. Or you can pay with EFTPOS or credit card at the immunisation session. We don't accept cash, cheques, American Express or Diners Club cards.

Some private health funds will provide refunds for vaccinations. We will give you a receipt to make your claim.

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 1300 369 359.

How useful was this information?