Coronavirus COVID-19: Important information about our immunisation sessions
- Sessions previously scheduled at Pakenham Hall will now be held at Cardinia Cultural Centre.
- The new Hills Hub in Emerald will now host immunisation sessions from Wednesday 15 April. These replace sessions previously scheduled at Gembrook Community Centre.
- Please note the revised immunisation sessions schedule, which includes these changes.
- Please do not attend the sessions if you are unwell or have had contact with someone in the last 14 days who has had Coronavirus (COVID-19), or suspects they may have it.
- Please practice social distancing by keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others, and practice good hygiene before, during and after the session.
- Please use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance to the public sessions. Take care that the sanitiser is not used irresponsibly by infants.
- We request people attend in smaller groups where possible, such as carer and child only.
- Due to extra cleaning processes, and the need to manage social distancing measures, wait times may vary. We appreciate your patience.
- We provide a free public immunisation service for adults and infants, which includes government funded vaccines that are part of the National Immunisation Program.
- Sessions are held monthly at various 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.
- For information on flu vaccinations visit the Flu vaccinations page.
Immunisation session dates and times - 2020
Vaccines provided at each age
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.
Immunisation status certificate
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.
Secondary school immunisations
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.