Immunisations

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Childhood immunisation sessions

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

 

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.

 

Changes to immunisation sessions

Council’s open immunisation sessions have been replaced with individual appointments for all sessions in all locations. You can make an appointment by contacting (03) 5261 0505 or email immunisation@surfcoast.vic.gov.au  

 

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

 

1st Wednesday of each month from February to December 2021

Torquay Children’s Hub – 27 Grossmans Road Torquay – 8.45am – 10.30am

Anglesea Kindergarten – 1 McMillan Avenue Anglesea – 11.30am – 12pm

Lorne Fig Tree Community House – 16 Mountjoy Parade Lorne – 12.45pm – 1.15pm

Winchelsea Shire Hall – 28 Hesse Street Winchelsea – 2.45pm – 3.15pm

 

3rd Wednesday of each month from February to December 2021

Torquay Children’s Hub – 27 Grossmans Road Torquay – 8.45am – 10.30am

Moriac Maternal & Child Health Centre – 7 Clerke Court Moriac – 11.30am – 12pm

 

Extra sessions may be added between April and July, this site will be updated accordingly.

 

Council is taking measures to protect the community. It is vital that these instructions are followed.

  • People should not attend if they have returned from overseas in the past 14 days
  • 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.

Please continue to visit this webpage for regular updates and details of sessions in the future.

 

School vaccination program

Council will also continue to provide an immunisation service for secondary schools within the municipality to students in years 7 and 10. 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 who have been immunised through 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