Immunisations and flu vaccinations

  • We provide a free public immunisation service for adults and infants according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
  • Sessions are held monthly at 7 locations in Cardinia Shire.
  • Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against many diseases. The risks associated with these diseases are greater than the very small risks associated with immunisation.

Bookings are not required when attending Cardinia Shire Council immunisation sessions. It is important, however to bring the following items to a session:

  • Your Child's Health Record Book.
  • Medicare Card (Those without a Medicare card may still attend a Council Immunisation session)
  • Your child's comfort device or special toy (if needed)

Please be advised that you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes following vaccination to observe any possible reactions.

Venue      

June 2019     

July 2019       August 2019      

September
2019

October 2019       November 2019 December 2019
Nar Nar Goon Public Hall
Spencer St, Nar Nar Goon
10am to 11am      
Thurs 6 Thurs 4 Thur 1 Thur 5 Thur 3 Thur 7 Thur 5
Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre
8 O’Neil Rd, Beaconsfield
10am to 11am         
Wed 12 Wed 10 Wed 14 Wed 11 Wed 9 Wed 13 Wed 11
Cardinia Cultural Centre
Lakeside  Blvd, Pakenham
1pm to 2pm
Wed 12 Wed 10 Wed 14 Wed 11 Wed 9 Wed 13 Wed 11
Pakenham Public Hall
John St, Pakenham
9.30am to 11.30 am
Thur 27 Thur 25 Thur 22 Thur 26 Thur 24 Thurs 28 No Session
Gemco Players Comm Theatre
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald
9.30am to 10.30am
Wed 19 Wed 17 Wed 21 Wed 18 Wed 16 Wed 20 Wed 18
Gembrook Community Centre
Gembrook Rd, Gembrook   
11.30am to 12.30pm
Wed 19 Wed 17 Wed 21 Wed 18 Wed 16 Wed 20 Wed 18
Cardinia Cultural Centre
Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
5.30pm to 7.30pm    
Tues 18 Tue 16 Tue 20 Tue 17 Tue 15 Tue 19 Tue 17
Pakenham Public Hall
John St, Pakenham
5.30pm to 7.30pm    
Tues 11 Tue 9 Tue 13 Tue 10 Tue 8 Tue 12 Tue 10
Toomah Community Centre
Golden Green St, Pakenham
5.30pm to 7.30pm
Wed 26 Wed 24 Wed 28 Wed 25 Wed 23 Wed 27 No Session

View the 2020 immunisation calendar

For info on flu vaccinations go to the Prevent getting and spreading the flu page

In Victoria the routine schedule of vaccines is provided free under the National Immunisation Program and the Victorian funded immunisation program. It includes vaccines provided for children, adolescents and adults at increased risk of vaccine preventable disease. For more info go to the health.vic website

If your child’s immunisations are not up to date (according to the NIP), your GP can develop a catch-up program with you. Contact us if you have questiions about a catch-up schedule.

Ensure you have a catch-up program before you attend one of our immunisation sessions, as they take some time to develop.

Under No Jab, No Play laws, all children enrolling at an early childhood education facility or care service must present an immunisation status certificate. The certificate or statement is available from the Australia Immunisations Register or will be mailed to you after your child receives their final immunisation boosters at 4 years.

We visit secondary schools twice a year to immunise Year 7 students, and once a year for Year 10 students. Funded vaccines are provided according to the Victorian immunisation schedule. Parents and guardians must return a completed immunisation consent card to their child’s school, regardless of yes or no consent.

If your child misses a school immunisation session, contact us for information on how to catch up.

Better Health Victoria website: Immunisation in secondary schools

Contact our Environmental Health team for any questions about our immunisation service on 1300 787 624 or health@cardinia.vic.gov.au