Immunisations

To ensure we are able to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, immunisation appointments must be booked in advance. Only one parent may attend with a child, and everyone over the age of 12 must wear a mask.

The information on this page relates to childhood immunisations. For information about COVID vaccines, please visit the state government Coronavirus website.

Child immunisations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of giving protection against disease. After immunisation, your child is far less likely to catch the disease if there are cases in the community. 

The benefit of protection far outweighs the very small risks of immunisation. Children are routinely immunised with vaccines recommended in accordance with the National Immunisation Schedule.

Details about the ages for children to have their immunisation is in the immunisation section of your child’s Child Health Record Book or see the Victorian Immunisation schedule in Related Information (below).

The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires Council to coordinate an immunisation service for children living or being educated within the Council boundaries. Nillumbik Shire Council partners with Banyule Council Immunisation Service, to deliver child immunisations.

If you have any questions please contact Banyule Council Immunisation Service on 9457 9964 or 9457 9951.

Immunisation timetable 2021

If you are using a mobile device, please view the full Nillumbik 2021 Immunisation Program here(PDF, 356KB).

Immunisation timetable
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 
Diamond Creek
1st Wednesday of month
9.00am-11.00am
6th 3rd 3rd 7th 5th 2nd 7th 4th 1st 6th 3rd 1st
Eltham
2nd Friday of month
9.00am-11.00am
8th 12th 12th 9th 14th 11th 9th 13th 10th 8th 12th 10th
Diamond Creek
3rd Monday of month
9.00am-11.00am
18th 15th 15th 19th 17th 21st 19th 16th 20th 18th 15th 20th
Hurstbridge
3rd Wednesday of month
9.00am-11.00am
20th 17th 17th 21st 19th 16th 21st 18th 15th 20th 17th 15th
Eltham
4th Tuesday of month
1.30pm-3.30pm
No
session
23rd 23rd 27th 25th 22nd 27th 24th 28th 26th 23rd 21st

See Related Information (below) for downloadable 2021 Nillumbik timetable and an overview of the Victorian Government immunisation program.

Please note: Immunisation sessions are currently operating with a bookings-only system to allow staggering of clients, in line with COVID-19 guidelines. 

In line with the Chief Health Officer’s recommendations, all clients attending an immunisation session will be required to wear a face mask. Wearing a face mask protects you and the community by providing an additional physical barrier to coronavirus (COVID-19).

At this time, only one parent may attend with a child. If necessary, you are permitted to travel outside the 5km radius to attend your appointment.

Meningococcal B (Bexsero)

From 1 July 2020 Meningococcal B vaccine is available to purchase at all Nillumbik public immunisation sessions. The cost is $130 per dose and is available for babies from 6 weeks of age.

Children under 2 years of age are recommended to receive paracetamol 30 minutes prior to any dose, or as soon as practicable after receiving the vaccine, due to the high risk of fever.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under 2 years of age are funded to receive this vaccine.

Free flu vaccine for children

The Victorian Government is again funding an influenza vaccine for children six months to under five years. From April 2020 onwards we will be offering the flu shot. No bookings are required to receive the flu vaccine from July onwards.

For further information about influenza visit the Better Health website

Immunisation records

Most records for immunisations after 1996 are available online via the Services Australia website. For immunisations before 1996, you may be able to request records from Council.

Request an immunisation record