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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 immunisation appointment

Knox City Council has moved to an online booking system for all immunisations.

Book an immunisation appointment Book here for standard childhood immunisations, and any missed school immunisations.

For a calendar of 2021 immunisation sessions, please refer to 2021 immunisation timetable.

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

Flu vaccination - Book now

We will commence the free flu vaccination program mid-April in the lead up to winter. People who are eligible for the free government funded flu vaccine are:

  • Children Aged 6 months to less than 5 years (up to 4 years 11 months)
  • Seniors Aged 65 years or older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Pregnant women
  • People aged from 6 months who have certain medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications (evidence may be requested to obtain the free flu vaccine). Medical conditions include severe asthma (with frequent hospital visits), lung, heart or kidney disease, low immunity, diabetes, chronic neurological conditions and blood disorders. If you have any queries, please contact our Health Services Unit on 9298 8000 or email

Dedicated flu-only sessions will run from late April until the end of June (sessions will be added on a monthly basis). If you are only booking for the flu vaccine, we recommend that you book into a dedicated flu-only session.

If you are not eligible for free flu vaccine, the cost of the flu vaccine is $27 per dose. Note: Council has limited stock of the paid flu vaccine.

Important information

  • Children receiving the Influenza vaccine for the first time require 2 doses, at least 4 weeks apart.
  • Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised Australians to wait at least 2 weeks between getting the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine. The flu vaccine can be taken before or after the COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus and Immunisation Sessions

Important update: Our scheduled immunisation sessions during stage 4 restrictions are going ahead. Please note, you can still attend medical appointments during stage 4 restrictions.

Knox Council values the importance of families continuing their child/children's immunisations to ensure the community is protected from vaccine preventable diseases. During these times of Coronavirus (COVID-19), please be advised that Knox Council has procedures in place to ensure the ongoing delivery of immunisation services.

Health and wellbeing is paramount, so in order to protect our staff and immunisation clients, we are asking your support and require that you follow the directions of the Health team and ensure:

  • Only one adult accompanies a child to the immunisation appointment. Please avoid bringing extended family/carers to the appointment, as they will not be admitted.
  • Arrive at the allotted appointment time to reduce the number of people in the space at the same time.
  • Practice social distancing at 1.5 metres and good hand hygiene at the appointment. Hand sanitiser will be provided for your use.
  • Health staff will conduct temperature checks at the Civic Centre entrance. Any attendee who has a temperature greater than 37.5C will be asked to return at a later date.
  • Attendees over 12 years old should wear a surgical face mask. You may wear your own, or Council will supply one at the assessment checkpoint.
  • Follow State Department Health and Human Services website regarding Covid-19 outbreaks and case locations.

Please DO NOT attend your immunisation appointment and reschedule after two weeks if the below statements applies to your or your child:

  • Is unwell, with a temperature of over 37.5C, experiencing breathing difficulties, runny nose, cough, fatigue and/or loss of sense of smell or taste.
  • Have returned from overseas in the past 14 days
  • Is subject to a 14-day self-isolation requirement
  • Been in close contact with a diagnosed COVID-19 person

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 with the below information prior to attending our public immunisation session.

  • Child's full name
  • Child's date of birth
  • Medicare number (if available)
  • Home address
  • 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.

Legislation 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

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