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Immunisation in Knox

We provide a convenient immunisation service at Knox Civic Centre. Vaccinations help you to stay healthy and provide protection against serious diseases and infections.

New online booking system

We have introduced a new online booking system from July 2023.

New features in the new online booking system include:

  • managing vaccination bookings for multiple people
  • vaccination summary
  • improved SMS and email reminders and notifications

You will need to register for an account to use the booking system.

About our immunisation service

Knox City Council provides free immunisations to children based on the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

We also offer a range of vaccines for children and adults, including meningococcal, whooping cough, chickenpox and flu. Details and costs are listed below.

We provide flu vaccinations at a cost. Eligible people may receive the flu vaccine for free.

Location

We operate immunisation sessions during the day and evening at the Knox Civic Centre, located at 511 Burwood Highway in Wantirna South.

Book an immunisation

Use our online booking system to book an immunisation or flu vaccinaton.

You will need to register for an account before making a booking.
 

Book an immunisation

All immunisations are by appointment only.

We recommend you make an appointment on our online booking system in advance. If you walk in without an appointment, you will be offered the next available time which may be in a different session.

Fees

We offer a range of paid vaccinations for children and adults. Payment can be made when you book on our online booking system.

VaccineRecommended forBooking cost
Meningococcal B vaccineInfants from 6 weeks of age$147.00
Meningococcal ACWY vaccineInfants from 6 weeks of age

$97.00

Note: This vaccine is free for children aged 12 months old, under the National Immunisation Program.

Whooping cough vaccinesAdult household contacts and carers of infants less than 6 months of age. It is recommended that you receive the vaccine at least 2 weeks before contact with the infant, if your last dose was more than 10 years ago.$61.00
Chickenpox vaccineChildren from 12 months of age

$85.00

Note: This vaccine is free for children aged 18 months old under the National Immunisaton Program.

Flu vaccineChildren from 5 years old, and adults

$33.00

Note: Eligible people can receive the flu vaccine for free at Council.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinePeople aged 12 to 25 years oldFree

Free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

We provide the HPV vaccine for free to people aged 12 to 25 years old, under the National Immunisation program. Bookings for this vaccination can be made through our online booking system.

Adults aged 26 years and older are usually not recommended the HPV vaccination. If you are in this age range and wish to receive the HPV vaccination, speak with your doctor for advice.

Before attending an immunisation session

Before you attend a Council immunisation session, please remember to:

Make sure everyone attending:

  • is well and does not feel ill
  • does not have a temperature of 37.5°C or higher

Please note: it is not necessary to take paracetamol/ibuprofen before  vaccinations at Council. Paracetamol/ibuprofen is recommended before the meningococcal B vaccine.

On the day of vaccination

When should your child get vaccinated?

Please refer to the National Immunisation Program Schedule for details on which vaccines your child should take and when.

The below provides extra information on the key ages when your child will get vaccinations.

AgeVaccination information
6 to 8 weeks old
  • Children usually receive their first vaccinations between 6 to 8 weeks old. You must complete the pink consent form for your child to be vaccinated.
  • The rotavirus vaccine is one of the first vaccinations your child will receive.
  • You can find more information on the oral rotavirus vaccine from the Better Health website.
  • The meningococcal B and meningococcal ACWY vaccines are recommended from 6 weeks of age. The meningococcal vaccines can be booked at a cost.
From 4 months
  • Your child should receive their second set of vaccines at 4 months old.
From 6 months
  • There must be at least 8 weeks gap between your baby's 4 months and 6 months vaccines.
  • The flu vaccine is recommended from 6 months old.
From 12 months
  • Your child should receive their 12 months' vaccines from their first birthday.
  • The flu vaccine is recommended if your child has not had it this season.
  • The chickenpox vaccine is provided for free to this age group, as part of the National Immunisation Program. Dose 1 reduces the chance of getting chickenpox by 85% and shingles later in life. Dose 2 can further reduce this chance by approximately 98%. The additional dose is not government funded and can be purchased at the time of booking. Allow at least one month between the two doses of chicken pox vaccine.
From 18 months
  • Your child should receive their 18 months' vaccines at 18 months old.
  • The flu vaccine is recommended if your child has not had it this season.
  • Your child receives the chickenpox vaccine for free, under the National Immunisation Program a free dose of chickenpox vaccine (Government funded) at Council. The chickenpox vaccine needs to be taken at least one month prior to the 18 month old vaccines.
From 4 years old
Extra vaccinations

Extra vaccines are given to children with certain medical risk conditions. Talk to our Immunisation team if your child:

  • is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • is premature, born on or before 32 weeks
  • has low birth weight (under 2000g)
  • has chronic medical risk conditions

Questions on vaccinations? Check out Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation or talk to your healthcare professionals.

Other information

Immunisation appointment process

When attending an appointment, we request that:

  • maximum 2 adults accompany a child to the appointment
  • you arrive at the selected appointment time
  • you practice social distancing and good hand hygiene
  • you do not attend your appointment if you or your child:
    • are unwell
    • have a temperature of over 37.5°C
Vaccination during pregnancy
  • Pregnant women can receive free whooping cough vaccine from 20 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Pregnant women can receive free flu vaccine during any stage of pregnancy.

You can find more information at:

Concerns about vaccinations

Please talk to your doctor or health care professional if you have any questions or concerns about immunisation.

You can also check out Sharing knowledge about immunisation. The website contains accessible information for parents on vaccinations.

Provide feedback on immunisation services

Please contact us if you have any feedback on Council immunisation services.

Need help?

Email immunisation.services@knox.vic.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Or call our Immunisation Services team on 9298 8000.

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