Childhood Immunisation

 

Hume City Council provides a free comprehensive immunisation program for babies, children and some young adults.

Download the Hume Immunisation Services Timetable for more information

2018 Immunistaion Session changes:

  • Craigieburn:      Newbury Child & Community Centre
  • Sunbury:           Venue relocation

Please refer to 2018 Timetable for details: January to December 2018 Timetable.pdf

Please refer to 2019 Timetable for details: 2019 Immunisation Timetable

Due to flooding, the community immunisation session scheduled for Wednesday 19 December at Visy Cares Learning Centre, Meadow Heights, needs to be cancelled. View the Immunisations Timetable to find another session

Immunisations for refugees and people seeking asylum

Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia may require free catch-up vaccinations. Click here for more information

 

Year 10 Meningococcal Vaccine Program

Council's Immunisation staff will be visiting all secondary schools in the municipality to offer the Meningococcal vaccine to Year 10 students. Relevant aged people not attending secondary school can access the vaccine for free through any of Council's public sessions. To find a session near you see our timetable above. For more information visit Hume's Secondary School Meningococcal Vaccine program.


There are many reasons to use the Councils immunisation service:

  • Specialist staff in the field of immunisation
  • No appointment required
  • Healthy environment
  • Free service
  • Day and evening sessions are conducted at various venues across municipality
  • Up to date with immunisation schedule changes
  • Minimal waiting period
  • Immediate reporting to Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
  • Retention of all records
  • Strict adherence to all safety guidelines
  • Identifies at risk groups
  • Provide clients with written information

 The routine immunisation program protects children from the following diseases;

  • Hepatitis B (hepB)
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Measles
  • Haemophilus Influenza type B (Hib)
  • Mumps
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Rubella
  • Diphtheria
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) (VV)
  • Tetanus
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Pneumococcal

For further immunisation information about diseases refer to Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/healthyliving/immunisation 

For information in other languages go to http://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/

Children and Babies Immunisation

  • Children are due their immunisations from six weeks of age then at four, six, 12, 18 months and four years of age.
  • It is important that all immunisations are given when they are due.
  • The first dose of Rotavirus vaccine must be given before 13 weeks of age.

For further information about childhood immunisation go to:

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/immunisation
http://www.ncirs.edu.au/provider-resources/ncirs-fact-sheets/

Pregnant Women

  • Pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation and partners of pregnant women should receive the Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (dTpa) vaccine.
  • Pregnant women should also receive the influenza vaccine.

For further information about immunisation during pregnancy go to: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/immunisation-and-pregnancy

Adults

  • All adults should ensure that their immunisations are up to date remembering immunisations are required all through life.
  • Some adult vaccines are available for free through Council
  • Council does not provide travel vaccinations
  • A booster dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus (ADT) is due at 50 years of age
  • Some 'at risk' individuals are entitled to free influenza vaccine

Baby
 

Adults who are ineligible for free vaccines included in the National Immunisation Program can pay for the following vaccines by EFTPOS at any Immunisation Session

  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Diphtheria Tetanus, Pertussis (Adult)

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/healthyliving/immunisation

For further information visit the Department of Health and Human Services website

 

 


Updated : 2:07 PM, 9 August 2017

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