Council conducts appointment only immunisation sessions for the public in line with the National Immunisation Program. This is a free session available to arrange of people including:
• Babies, toddlers and young children
• Secondary school students
• Individuals under 20 years of age who require catch-up immunisations
• Pregnant women
• Medically at risk and other vulnerable people.
For information on the vaccines available at different ages, please visit our Immunsation age and vaccine page
Before coming to a session, it’s important to know:
*Please note that the City of Whittlesea's influenza vaccination program is not part of the Victorian Government's June free flu vaccine program. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria below you will need to pay. Or you can obtain the free flu vaccination from GPs and pharmacies.
Yearly flu immunisation is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over.
Council receives free flu vaccine to offer eligible residents:
For people who are not eligible for funded flu vaccine, you can purchase one for $15 by booking into a public session. Enquiries on 9217 2100 or email us.
A COVID-19 vaccine can be given on the same day, one after the other, with a flu vaccine.
There is no requirement for a time interval between these vaccines.
If your child is attending childcare or kindergarten, you will need to provide proof that your child is up to date with their immunisations.
Your childcare service provider will ask you for an Immunisation History Statement for your child when you enrol, and again six to seven months later.
If you do not provide an Immunisation History Statement, you child may not be able to attend childcare or kindergarten.
Your Commonwealth Family Tax Benefit Part A or the Childcare Rebate may be reduced if:
If your child requires immunisations, you should contact us or your GP to arrange them as soon as possible.
If you believe your child’s details on the Australian Immunisation Register are incorrect, you can contact your immunisation service provider.
Free catch-up vaccinations are available for people under the age of 20, refugees and people seeking asylum.
Catch-up immunisations may be required for a number of reasons, including:
If you or your child requires catch up information, please contact Council’s immunisation service on:
Call: 9217 2170
Already up to date with your vaccinations? You can also help keep our community healthy by telling your friends and family about this service.