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Immunisations

  • We provide a free public immunisation service for adults and infants. Immunisations we offer as part of this service are the government-funded vaccines that are part of the National Immunisation Program
  • Immunisation sessions are held monthly at various locations in Cardinia Shire. You can view the schedule here
  • We also provide immunisations in secondary schools
  • Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against many diseases. The risks of contracting these diseases are greater than the very small risks associated with immunisation.
  • For information on flu vaccinations visit Flu vaccinations

View the immunisation schedule

In Victoria, a routine vaccine schedule is provided free of charge to:  

  • children
  • adolescents
  • adults at increased risk of vaccine-preventable disease.

These vaccines are funded via the National Immunisation Program and the Victorian-funded immunisation program.

To view the immunisation schedule (that is, which vaccines need to be given at each age) visit the health.vic website

  • If your child’s immunisations are not up to date (according to the immunisation schedule), contact your GP, who will help you work out a catch-up program. You can also contact us if you have questions about a catch-up schedule.
  • Please make sure you have a catch-up program in place before you attend one of our immunisation sessions. 
  • All children enrolling at an early childhood education facility or care service must have an immunisation status certificate. This shows all the vaccinations your child has received. More info: No Jab, No Play
  • This certificate will be mailed to you after your child gets their final immunisation boosters at 4 years. 
  • You can also get your immunisation history statement straight away using either:

​​​​​​​You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register and ask them to send your immunisation history statement to you.

More info: Australian Government - How to get an immunisation history statement

  • We visit secondary schools twice a year to immunise Year 7 students, and once a year for Year 10 students.
  • Funded vaccines are provided in line with the Victorian immunisation schedule.
  • Parents and guardians must return a completed immunisation consent card to their child’s school, whether or not they give 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 
Ph: 1300 787 624 
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au