Immunisation

Change to immunisation service 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our immunisation service is only operating out of the Malvern Town Hall. Bookings are required.

A face mask or covering for parents/guardians and children over the age of 12 is mandatory when entering the immunisation session. Ensure the person being immunised is well and does not have a temperature of 38.5 degrees or higher.

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Due to COVID-19, some of our services and facilities have closed or been modified during this time. View the latest updates on COVID-19 updates page.

Stonnington immunisation service

We run a year-round immunisation service, with free and user-pay vaccinations available.

Free immunisations are available to children aged 6 weeks to 19 years and to eligible adults as listed in the National Immunisation schedule for Victoria.

Vaccines are administered by our registered nurses who have additional qualifications in immunisation. In most cases vaccines are given as an injection.

In line with the Department of Health, we recommend anyone who receives a vaccination be observed for 15 minutes afterwards.

What is the National Immunisation Program for Victoria?

The National Immunisation Program for Victoria is the series of federal and state funded immunisation given at specific times throughout your life.

To get the best possible protection, it is important immunisations are given on time, every time.

Protecting against the flu

During the flu season, free flu vaccines are available to all children aged from 6 calendar months to under 5 years, eligible adults and all adults aged 65 years and over.

Flu vaccines can be purchased at our immunisation sessions for other age groups.

Immunisation centre and appointments

Our immunisation service is currently operating in Malvern Town Hall due to COVID-19.

Free immunisations are available to children aged 6 weeks to 19 years and to eligible adults as listed in the National Immunisation schedule for Victoria. Please ensure the specified time period between vaccinations has occurred.

Pre-booked appointments are needed.


Book an appointment

To book an appointment at Malvern Town Hall call 8290 1333 or use the online booking form below.

*Important

  • Appointments must be made in advance of the day of immunisation.
  • When we receive your appointment request, one of our staff will contact you directly with details and a confirmation number.
  • You must bring the confirmation number with you to your appointment.
  • An appointment is not confirmed unless you have been provided a confirmation number.

Please ensure the specified time period between vaccinations has occurred. Refer to the National Immunisation Program schedule.

What to bring with you

  • Your child/children’s immunisation history or Health Book.
  • Medicare Card with your child/children's name included (if you have one).
  • Appointment confirmation number.

Ensure the person being immunised is well and does not have a temperature of 38.5 degrees or higher.

Respect the privacy of our nurses and other families - no photos or recordings during our immunisation sessions.

After immunisation

  • It is important to remain at the venue for 15 minutes after immunisation for observation.
  • For information on side effects, refer to the fact sheet on common reactions to immunisation which is given to you at the session.

Malvern Town Hall (appointment required)                                                                                                                                     
cnr Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern

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What is the Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia.

Immunisation providers (Council or doctors) report your immunisations to the AIR.

Vaccines recorded are

  • Under the National Immunisation Program
  • through school programs
  • privately, such as for flu or travel.

The AIR doesn’t record vaccines given before 1 January 1996.

AIR supplies an immunisation history statement that acts as a school entry Immunisation Status Certificate once your child has completed the four-year-old vaccinations.

You may check your child's immunisation history on the Medicare Australia's website or by contacting the AIR on 1800 653 809.

Immunisation program for school age children

We offer free in-school immunisation to all Year 7 and Year 10 students in the City of Stonnington.

Under the current in-school program students can be vaccinated against:

Year 7 students

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - two doses
  • Adult Diphtheria-Tetanus-Whooping Cough - one dose

Year 10 students

  • Meningococcal ACWY – one dose

How the program works

  1. The school will send you information about the program and a consent card.
  2. You complete the consent card and return it to the school. Please return the card even if your do not wish your child to be vaccinated.
  3. Our registered nurses, with additional qualifications in immunisation, will administer the vaccines at the school.
  4. If your child is absent on an immunisation day, we will send you a letter or email about how you can catch up on the missed dose by visiting one of our immunisation sessions or your GP.

If you have the dose administered elsewhere, make sure you let us know so we can update your child's record.

For further information, please contact Council's immunisation officer on 8290 1333.

Immunisation history statements

Immunisation status certificates and immunisation history statements are supplied by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). It is important the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) has your current address details.

To obtain a copy of your child’s immunisation status, please contact the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809, or request a copy online from your myGov account, the Express Plus Medicare mobile app, or a Medicare or Centrelink office

If your child's immunisation records are incomplete or missing, or your child has been vaccinated overseas, or has never been vaccinated, please contact us on 8290 1333.

Childcare and kindergarten

A current immunisation history statement is required when enrolling your child into early childhood education and childcare. The immunisation history statement will demonstrate that your child is up to date with all vaccinations due for their age, or as required.

Primary School

In Victoria, when enrolling your child in a primary school it is a legal requirement to provide an immunisation status certificate.

An immunisation history statement, that acts as a school entry immunisation status certificate, is a specific document that shows your child’s record of immunisation to the age of 4 years. Previous forms of documentation, for example a letter from a GP or local council, will no longer be accepted.