We conduct an Immunisation program to protect people from a number of infectious diseases.
View our 2013 Immunisation Timetable.pdf (226.93 kb).
Children and Babies Immunisation
- Children are usually due immunisations firstly at 6 weeks then at 4, 6, 12, 18 months and 4 years of age. It is important that all immunisations are given when due.
- Note: The first dose of Rotavirus must be given before 13 weeks of age.
- If children have not previously been protected against the diseases Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations will be offered in Year 7 through a school program. A booster dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis will be offered in Year 10 through a school program.
- For further information with regard to the above, refer to the National Immunisation Program Schedule
- Adults should always ensure that all their immunisations are up to date.
Vaccination against the diseases Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Diphtheria, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib), Hepatitis B Meningococcal C, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Varicella (Chicken Pox) and HPV are available through the Council sessions.
We conduct day and evening immunisation sessions at many venues across the municipality.
Vaccines requiring payment can be paid by EFTPOS at any Immunisation Session for:
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal C
- Diptheria Tetanus, Pertussis (Adult)
Link to Fact Sheets of Vaccines: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation/factsheets.htm
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) School Program
HPV is a virus that causes a number of cancers in both males and females. From 2013 the Year 7 school HPV immunisation program will be extended to include both boys and girls. The HPV program help to reduce the number of preventable HPV related disease and cancers.
The existing HPV school program for girls has already significantly reduced the number of lesions that lead to cervical cancer in vaccinated females. It is estimated that a quarter of new HPV infections will be avoided by including boys in the program. This will significantly reduce the incidence of some HPV caused cancers in the future.
Boys who will be in Year 9 during 2013 and 2014 will be offered the HPV vaccine as part of a two year ‘catch up’ program. The ‘catch up’ program will be run in conjunction with the Year 7 HPV program.