Immunisation

Temporary change to immunisation service 

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

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Stonnington immunisation service

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

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 Victorian Department of Health, we recommend anyone who receives a vaccination be observed for 15 minutes afterwards.

Free immunisations are available to children aged 6 weeks to 19 years, and to eligible adults, as listed in the National Immunisation Program schedule and the Victorian Government’s Immunisation schedule

What is the National Immunisation Program and the Victorian Government Immunisation schedule?

The National Immunisation Program schedule is the series of federally-funded immunisations given at specific times throughout your life and the Victorian Government Immunisation schedule is the series of state-funded immunisations that are not included on the National Immunisation Program.

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 months to under 5 years, eligible adults and all adults aged 65 years and over.

Some vaccines not covered by the government can be purchased at our immunisation sessions, including flu vaccines for those aged over 5 years and under 65 years.

Immunisation centres and appointments

Our immunisation service operates out of three centres – Prahran RSL, Malvern Town Hall and Phoenix Park Community Centre.

Appointments are needed at Malvern Town Hall, Prahran RSL and Phoenix Park Community Centre.


Book an appointment

To book an appointment at Malvern Town Hall, Prahran RSL or Phoenix Park Community Centre call 8290 1333 or use the online booking forms 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.


Prahran RSL (appointment required)
301 High Street, Prahran

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Phoenix Park Community Centre (appointment required)
26 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East

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Malvern Town Hall
cnr Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern

Appointments are required for Malvern Town Hall immunisation sessions.

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Malvern Town Hall 2020 immunisation timetable (Apr - Dec)

 Time Day Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
9.30am -
11.15am
Mon  27 11 22 13 3 28 5 30 21
Thu 16 28 11 30 20 10 22 12 10
6pm -
6.45pm
Mon 27   22   3   5    
Thu                 10

What to bring with you

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

School entry Immunisation Status Certificate

In Victoria, when enrolling your child in a primary school it is a legal requirement to provide an Immunisation Status Certificate

An Immunisation Status Certificate is a specific document that shows your child’s record of immunisation.

An immunisation history statement will automatically be sent to you by the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) after your child has completed the vaccine schedule for four-year-olds, and has had all the required childhood immunisations. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.

At the bottom of the history statement it should state: ‘This child has received all vaccines required by five years of age’. This makes the statement an official school entry Immunisation Status Certificate.

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.

What to do if you lose your child’s Immunisation Status Certificate

To obtain a copy contact the Australian Immunisation Registry on 1800 653 809, or request a copy online from the Medicare Australia website. It is important the AIR has your current address details to make sure you receive your certificate.

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.

What is the Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national database that keeps a record of your child's immunisations.

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

AIR supplies a 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.