Stonnington immunisation service (not COVID-19)
We run a year-round immunisation service, with free and user-pay vaccinations available.
Immunisation is free for children six weeks to 19 years old and for eligible adults in the Victorian National Immunisation schedule.
Registered nurses with immunisation qualifications give the vaccines. Most vaccines are injections.
What is the National Immunisation Program for Victoria?
The National Immunisation Program for Victoria are immunisations given to you through your life. These are paid for by state and federal governments.
Protection from the flu
During the flu season, we give free flu vaccines to:
- all children aged six calendar months to under 5 years
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- pregnant people (during any stage of pregnancy)
- all adults 65 years and older
- people with certain medical conditions-putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and it's complications.
You can pay for flu vaccines for other age groups at our immunisation sessions.
Greek Orthodox Church Hall
27-31 Barry Street, South Yarra
Malvern Town Hall
Corner Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern
Phoenix Park Community Centre
22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East
Book an immunisation appointment (not COVID-19)
To book an immunisation appointment, call 03 8290 1333 or complete the online booking form.
View upcoming dates and venues:
- You must make an appointment the day before you come in.
- We will contact you with your appointment details and a confirmation number.
- You must bring the confirmation number to your appointment.
- Your appointment is not confirmed until you get a confirmation number.
The person being vaccinated must have waited the scheduled time between vaccinations. Find out more in the National Immunisation Program schedule.
COVID-19 update for immunisation sessions
You must not come to an immunisation session if you or your child:
- have a fever (temperature of 38.5 degrees or higher), sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a cough
- waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test
- are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
- Face masks are now optional.
- Use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance.
What to bring to your immunisation
- 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.
Respect the privacy of our nurses and other families. No photos or recordings during our immunisation sessions.
After your immunisation
- You need to stay for 15 minutes after immunisation so we can make sure you're well.
- We'll give you information on common side effects at the session.
What is the Australian Immunisation Register
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register. It records all vaccines given to all Australians.
Immunisation providers (Council or doctors) report your immunisations to the AIR.
Vaccinations recorded are:
- under the National Immunisation Program
- through school programs
- privately, such as for flu or travel.
The AIR doesn't have records before 1 January 1996.
AIR supplies an immunisation history statement.
This acts as a school entry Immunisation Status Certificate when your child has finished their four-year-old vaccinations.
You can check your child's immunisation history on the Medicare Australia's website or calling 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.
The current in-school program offers vaccination against:
Year 7 students
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – one dose
- Adult Diphtheria-Tetanus-Whooping Cough – one dose
Year 10 students
- Meningococcal ACWY – one dose
How the program works
- The school sends you information about the program and a consent card.
- You complete the consent card and return it to school. Please return the card even if your don't want your child vaccinated.
- Our registered nurses with immunisation qualifications will give the vaccines at school.
- If your child is not at school on an immunisation day, we'll send you a letter or email about how to catch up on the missed dose. You can take your child to an immunisation session or your doctor.
If you have the dose given somewhere else, let us know so we can update their record.
For more information, call Council's immunisation officer on 03 8290 1333.
Immunisation history statements
Immunisation status certificates and immunisation history statements are supplied by Medicare's Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
The AIR must have your current address.
You can get your child’s immunisation status:
Call us on 03 8290 1333 if your child:
- has incomplete or missing immunisation records
- was vaccinated overseas
- has never been vaccinated.
Childcare, kindergarten and primary school
Childcare and kindergarten
When you enrol your child in early childhood education and childcare, you must have their current immunisation history statement.
The statement shows that your child has had all vaccinations due for their age, or as needed.
If you enroll your child in a Victorian primary school, you must provide an immunisation status certificate.
An immunisation history statement acts as a school entry immunisation status certificate.
This is a document showing your child’s record of immunisation to four years old.
Older documents, like a doctor's letter or letter from local council, are not accepted.