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Immunisation

Immunisations

Knox City Council's Health Services Unit provides an immunisation service to all pre-school and school aged children together with a service to adults based on the National Recommended Immunisation Schedule. Please select the appropriate links below for more information.


Important Update abou the Flu Vaccination program


Following unprecedented demand for flu vaccines this year, supplies of the flu vaccine are becoming short across all Australian States and Territories. Because of this shortage, the Victorian Government is asking all immunisation providers to ensure that people in particular risk groups are given priority for receiving flu vaccine.

Knox City Council is committed to the public health of our municipality and will continue to provide the seasonal 2018 influenza vaccine to our 6 months to under 5 population, and medically-at-risk people. Flu vaccines will only be provided with a booking. If vaccine availability changes that will affect your booking, Council will let affected people know.

For more information regarding influenza vaccine supply, please refer to State Government’s factsheet.

Book online for 2018 immunisation sessions

Knox City Council is moving to an online booking system for all immunisations starting in 2018.

Book an appointment

For a calendar of 2018 immunisation sessions, please refer to 2018 Immunisation Timetable.

If your child requires a catch up schedule or has been immunised overseas, please contact Council's Health Services team prior making an immunisation appointment.

Free Flu Vaccinations - Children Aged 6 Months to 4 years and 11 Months

Commencing in May 2018, Knox City Council Immunisation Services will be running dedicated free flu sessions for children aged 6 months to under 5 years old (up to 4 years & 11 months). Children receiving the flu vaccine for the first time require it in 2 doses, with at least 1 month in between.

Please bring a completed flu consent card, child health book and Medicare card to your appointment.

These flu only sessions will be held at Knox City Council Civic Centre on the below dates. Bookings are required.

Book a Flu Appointment

Day Date Time Day Date Time
Thursday 10 May 2018 6.30pm - 8.00pm Thursday 14 June 2018 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Friday 18 May 2018 9.30am - 11.30am Monday 18 June 2018 11.00am - 1.00pm
Wednesday 23 May 2018 6.30pm - 8.00pm Thursday 28 June 2018 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Thursday 31 May 2018 4.00pm - 6.00pm Wednesday 18 July 2018 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Thursday 7 June 2018 6.30pm - 8.00pm Thursday 26 July 2018 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Overseas immunisation records or catch-up schedules

If you have recently moved to Australia or your child have fallen behind on their vaccinations, we can reconcile your child’s immunisation history to ensure they are up to date and comply with the Australian National Immunisation Program. We will also report the overseas immunisation history onto the Australian Immunisation Register.

If your child/children requires a catch-up schedule recommended by our immunisation team, please contact us on health.services@knox.vic.gov.au with the below information prior to attending our public immunisation session.

  • Child's full name
  • Child's date of birth
  • Medicare number (if available)
  • Copy of all immunisation history, such as child immunisation book or vaccination record from GP - If the records are not in English, these must be translated.

Calculating a catch-up schedule may take up to two weeks. We are unable to carry out any catch-up vaccinations at busy public immunisation sessions without prior contact with our team.

New legislations affecting immunisations

No Jab No Play


From 1 January 2016, all parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service in Victoria will be required to provide evidence that the child is:

  • fully immunised for their age OR
  • on a vaccination catch-up program OR
  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

For more information regarding Victorian Government's No Jab No Play, please refer to the Better Health Channel website.

No Jab No Pay


From 1 January 2016, child care assistance and the Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement will not be paid to families who fail to comply with immunisation requirements, or who do not have a valid exemption.

For more information about Federal government's No Jab No Pay, please refer to Department of Human Services website.

For More Information

If you have any questions about immunisations, visit the Department of Health Immunisations website, call our Health Services Unit on 9298 8000 or email health.services@knox.vic.gov.au.

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