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. 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 0549 or email immunisation@surfcoast.vic.gov.au  

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

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Surf Coast Shire Children Services Hub

27 Grossmans Road Torquay

9am – 12pm

 

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Surf Coast Shire Children Services Hub

27 Grossmans Road Torquay

9am – 12pm

 

Moriac Maternal & Child Health Centre

7 Clerke Court, Moriac

1.30pm – 2pm

 

Winchelsea Shire Hall– Please note venue changed (previously Winchelsea Maternal & Child Health Centre)

28 Hesse St Winchelsea

3pm – 4pm

 

Thursday 4 June 2020

Anglesea Kindergarten

1 McMillan Street Anglesea       

9am – 10am

 

Lorne Maternal & Child Health Centre

Fig Tree House, 16 Mountjoy Pde Lorne

11am – 12pm

 

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Surf Coast Shire Children Services Hub

27 Grossmans Road Torquay

9am – 12pm

 

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Surf Coast Shire Children Services Hub

27 Grossmans Road Torquay

9am – 12pm

 

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Surf Coast Shire Children Services Hub

27 Grossmans Road Torquay

9am – 12pm

 

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.

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.

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