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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.

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 (PDF).

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). These vaccinations are given in 2 doses, with at least 1 month required in between. This flu vaccine will be free for this age range until 31 December 2018.

Please bring the 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 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

2018 Influenza vaccine

Seasonal Influenza vaccine is currently offered by Knox City Council and is free to eligible groups listed below or at a cost of $31 per dose. Bookings are required.

Annual influenza vaccination is provided free through the National Immunisation Program to groups who are at an increased risk of influenza complications, including:

  • People aged 65 years and over.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over.
  • People with certain medical risk factors.
  • Children aged from 6 months to under 5 years old (up to 4 years and 11 months).

If your workplace in interested in staff flu sessions, please contact us on health.services@knox.vic.gov.au for more information.

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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