Immunisation

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

COVID-19 update

Immunisation sessions continue during the Stage 3 and 4 restrictions period.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has stated that immunisation is an essential service that should be maintained. Under Stage 4 restrictions, people can travel for health reasons which includes receiving vaccines.

To ensure we continue to provide a service that is accessible and safe for families, an appointment is preferred for all our immunisation sessions. You can also still attend without a booking.

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

Changes are currently in place to comply with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.

All immunisation sessions will be held in the following venues:

  • Elwood, East St Kilda, St Kilda sessions at the St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium
  • Albert Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne sessions at the South Melbourne Community Centre.

These venues have been set-up to enable physical distancing and allow you to wait safely.

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

After being vaccinated you will need to wait 15 minutes to make sure there is no adverse reaction. However, we ask that you leave promptly after that time.

For full details, see the modified sessions calendar.

Please continue to check this page for updates.

In the interest of avoiding the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend our open public immunisation sessions if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have these symptoms, contact your doctor by phone or the 24-Hour COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 9398.

Getting in contact

Our preferred method of contact during this time is email via immunisation@portphillip.vic.gov.au

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.

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.

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.

November

December

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:

Available immunisations

What you need to know

About your session

Other immunisations

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 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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