Immunisation

Immunisation protects individuals and others in the community by increasing the general level of immunity and minimising the spread of infection. It uses the body's natural defence mechanism — the immune response — to build resistance to specific infections.

We provide free vaccinations for children from 6 weeks to 19 years of age and a limited range of vaccines for eligible adults in accordance with the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule. Some user-pay vaccines that are not currently funded by the Australian Government can be purchased at our sessions.

During the influenza (flu) season, late April onwards, Government funded flu vaccines are available to children aged 6 calendar months to less than 5 years of age and all people aged 65 years+. 

User-pay flu vaccines (5 years to less than 65 years) are available to purchase at our sessions.  Refer to the Immunisation timetable for date and session times or contact us on 8290 3335.

Immunisation schedule 

Birth

Hepatitis B

2 months (from 6 weeks)
and
4 months

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)-poliomyelitis-hepatitis B-Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus (oral vaccine)

6 months

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)-poliomyelitis-hepatitis B-Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)

12 months*

Measles-mumps-rubella
Meningococcal ACWY
Pneumococcal

18 months

Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (chickenpox)
Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)

4 years

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)- poliomyelitis

Year 7 Secondary School (or age equivalent, 12-13 years of age)

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)

Year 10 Secondary School
(or age equivalent)

Meningococcal ACWY

6 months to <5 years -
all infants and children

Influenza

*Please note: Your child must be 12 months or over. Please do not attend a session prior to their first birthday.

Immunisation is generally given as an injection, although an oral vaccine is given for Rotavirus.

Immunisation sessions are at various times and locations throughout the City of Stonnington. Please refer to the immunisation timetable for details or contact us on 8290 1333.

The Department of Health recommends that everyone receiving a vaccination is observed for 15 minutes afterwards.

Related Content

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)