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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.

Flu vaccination 2019

Knox City Council is providing flu vaccines at our immunisation sessions. Bookings are required through our web-based booking system.

Flu vaccines are provided free for the following groups:

  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
  • all people aged 65 years and over
  • people aged six months and over with serious medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications

People who are not eligible for a free flu vaccine can receive the vaccine at these sessions for a fee of $26.

Flu vaccines are also available from GP's, pharmacists or other immunisation providers.

For more information about Council providing flu vaccines to the community and workplaces, please contact Health Services team.

Book online for immunisation sessions

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

Book an immunisation appointment

For a calendar of 2019 immunisation sessions, please refer to 2019 Immunisation Timetable.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for common questions on using the booking system.

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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