Immunisation

Immunisation helps children stay healthy by helping protect them against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community.

Immunisations will continue throughout lock down.

Immunisations are considered Medical Care under current restrictions. The sessions for June are still being held.

Any person aged 12 years and over is required to wear a mask or face covering at all times while at the immunisation venue.

We ask that only one parent and the child to be vaccinated attends the session.

Respiratory and other clinics providing COVID Vaccine - Phase 1b

The following GP’s and Respiratory Clinics within City of Port Phillip and Prahran Town Hall are providing the CoVID Vaccine – Phase 1b as of 22 March 2021.

ClinicAddressPhone

Medical One - Elwood

61 Brighton Road Elwood 3184

03 9531 9811

Albert Park Medical Centre

51-55 Dundas Pl Albert Park 3206

03 9699 8044

Port Melbourne Respiratory Clinic

1/405 Bay St, Port Melbourne 3207

03 8686 0500

To see if you are eligible for the COVID vaccine and locations of your nearest COVID vaccination hub please refer to the Department of Health's website: Australian Government Department of Health.

ClinicAddressPhone

Prahran Town Hall (Star Health)

180 Greville St, Prahran

03 8290 1333

Immunisation

Immunisation not only protects individuals but also others in the community by increasing the general level of immunity and minimising the spread of infection. Immunisation uses the body's natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to infectious diseases.

The City of Port Phillip offers a comprehensive community immunisation program for children and adults. We provide seven immunisation sessions each month at six different venues across the municipality.

Vaccinations are provided free under the National Immunisation Program if you meet the immunisation eligibility criteria.

Remember to bring your child's health record book to all sessions.

Sessions and bookings

To ensure we can monitor the number of clients in our venues, we have introduced an online appointment system. To book an immunisation session, select your preferred date.

Govenment funded flu vaccines are now available at all the Council immunisation sessions. Please check your eligibility.

June

July

If you book a session, please arrive at your scheduled appointment time.

You may still attend any immunisation session without an appointment.

If you are unable to make an appointment, you may still attend any of the immunisation sessions without an appointment and wait to be served. We do not expect your wait time to be long. Sessions are all well-staffed to ensure clients are served promptly.

Please note, we cannot assist anyone arriving later than the closing times specified.

For a full list of session dates and times, download the immunisation calendar:

Government-funded flu vaccine

Stock of the 2021 Commonwealth National Immunisation Program-funded influenza vaccine is now available.

Note that we will only administer government-funded flu vaccines. Anyone who is not eligible will need to visit their GP for the flu vaccine.

Who is eligible?

  • People aged six months to under five years of age
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • All adults aged 65 years and older
  • People aged six months and older with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and its complications

For further information regarding the flu vaccine, visit Flu Immunisation.

Overseas immunisation histories

If you have returned from overseas and need your child's history updated, please email a copy or photograph of the history to immunisation@portphillip.vic.gov.au

We will not process any overseas vaccination histories during our Immunisation Sessions.

Changing your postal address

If you have recently moved house or changed your postal address, it is important that you inform Medicare Australia and Council of your new address. This ensures your child's immunisation records are correctly maintained on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). It is important to prevent constant unnecessary letters being sent and to ensure your child's records are available when they are most needed, such as when starting school or when travelling.

Medicare can be contacted on 132 011.

Need help?

More information, updates and translated material can be found in Health Victoria - Immunisation.

If you have any queries regarding immunisation, please contact Council's Immunisation Service team:

Email: immunisation@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Phone:
03 9209 6383

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