Immunisation

doctor giving shot to young girl

Council’s Environmental Health Unit continues to provide free childhood immunisation sessions for all vaccines listed on the National Immunisation Schedule.

The Influenza vaccine is also available and free from May through to July for all infants and children from six months to under five years of age. Extra sessions are run on Wednesday mornings in Torquay during these months. 

Immunisation sessions

You need to book an appointment for all immunisation sessions in all locations. We are not running walk-in sessions at this time.

Make an appointment by contacting us by phone on (03) 5261 0505 or email immunisation@surfcoast.vic.gov.au with child's name, date of birth, vaccination due, and residential address.  

Immunisation sessions, by appointment, will take place at the following times and locations:

Download the Immunisation timetable 2022(DOCX, 25KB)

1st Wednesday of each month from February to December 2022

  • Torquay Children’s Hub, 27 Grossmans Road Torquay – 8:30am – 10:45am
  • Anglesea Kindergarten, 1 McMillan Avenue Anglesea – 11:45am – 12:15pm
  • Lorne Fig Tree Community House, 16 Mountjoy Parade Lorne – 2:00pm – 2:30pm

 

3rd Wednesday of each month from February to December 2022

  • Torquay Children’s Hub, 27 Grossmans Road Torquay – 8:30am – 10:45am
  • Moriac Maternal & Child Health Centre, 7 Clerke Court Moriac – 11:45am – 12:15pm
  • Winchelsea Shire Hall, 28 Hesse Street Winchelsea 1:45pm - 2:15pm

COVID-19 safety measures

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, there are changes to the dates and times of the sessions, to implement additional health and safety measures.

We are not running walk-in session at the moment, and you must book an appointment for immunisation in all locations.

Council is taking measures to protect the community. It is vital that these instructions are followed.
  • People should not attend if they or their child have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath.
  • One parent/guardian to accompany child into session – no siblings unless extenuating circumstances
  • Use hand sanitiser provided at the entrance to the reception area.

More information

Find out more from the Department of Health and Human Services

To get information regarding your child's immunisation please contact the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809.

COVID vaccines for children

COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone aged 5 years and over in Australia.

The type of vaccine young people can have depends on their age and, in some cases, whether they have certain medical conditions.

Some children are already eligible for vaccination, while others will turn 5 during the year. Families should book their children in for vaccination as soon as possible after their fifth birthday.

Find out more at the Victorian Coronavirus website

Flu vaccinations for children

Vaccination against flu is the best way to protect your children. 

Children from 6 months to under 5 years of age will have access to free flu vaccines through Council’s childhood immunisation sessions.

Children receiving their influenza vaccination for the first time require two doses of vaccine, spaced by a minimum of one month. Children who have been immunised against flu previously will only require one dose each year.

School vaccination program

Council also provides an immunisation service for secondary schools within the municipality to students in years 7 and 10 as recommended by the state government.

Consent cards and information sheets are sent out to all secondary schools and colleges during the first quarter of the school year.

Any student who misses any vaccinations can arrange to attend one of Council’s Childhood Immunisation sessions to catch-up.

Further information can be found at Vaccination for adolescents

Immunisation history request

The Council’s Environmental Health Unit can only provide immunisation records for individuals that have been immunised through a Surf Coast Shire’s immunisation service. Request for Immunisation Record.

For further information on Immunisation Status Certificates, please contact the Australian Immunisation Register or call them on 1800 653 809.

For any enquires regarding council's immunisation service please contact the Environmental Health Unit on 03 5261 0600.