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

January to December 2017 Timetable.pdf

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 C
  • 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 C
  • 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 : 3:53 PM, 27 January 2017

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