Immunisations

The information on this page relates to childhood and other regular scheduled immunisations.

Council is not currently authorised to administer the COVID vaccine - if this changes we will promote this to the community.

For information about COVID vaccines or to book an appointment for a COVID vaccine, please visit the state government Coronavirus website.

Immunisation is one of the safest and most effective ways of giving protection against disease, and reducing the spread of infectious diseases in our community.

Most immunisations are offered for free as part of the National Immunisation Program Schedule - a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life.  

Nillumbik Shire Council partners with Banyule Council Immunisation Service to deliver immunisations. 

School catch-up immunisation program - Eltham and Hurstbridge

Banyule City Council are running booking-only school catch-up immunisation sessions to administer Year 7 HPV, Year 7 Boostrix and Year 10 Meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

These immunisations are to catch-up students who may have missed these vaccines during COVID school closures over the last two years.

If you are unsure if you have completed these vaccines, you are able to check this on your MyGov account or alternatively call 03 9457 9964.

Bookings can be made via the links below:

Monday 12 December 4.30pm-6.30pm
Eltham Community and Reception Centre
801 Main Road, Eltham
Book online via Eventbrite

Wednesday 14 December 4.30pm-6.30pm
Hurstbridge Hub
Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge
Book online via Eventbrite

Find more information about the Victorian Immunisation Schedule at the BetterHealth.vic.gov.au website.

No Jab, No Play

'No Jab, No Play' is the name of legislation that requires all children to be fully vaccinated (unless they have a medical exemption) to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.

To have an enrolment confirmed for a child in long day care, kindergarten, family day care or occasional care, parents/carers must provide the service with:

  • a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR); AND
  • the statement must show that the child is up to date with all vaccinations that are due for their age, or that they are able to receive. 

You can print a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement from your myGov account. If you have difficulty getting a copy via your myGov account you can:

  • call the AIR on phone 1800 653 809
  • visit a Medicare or Centrelink office.

Families who do not hold a Medicare card must call the AIR to request an Immunisation History Statement. 

Find out more at the Victorian Government Health website.

COVIDSafe

To ensure we are able to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, immunisation appointments must be booked online in advance - see 'Immunisation clinics - make a booking' above.

Only one parent may attend with a child/children.

Everyone attending the clinic over the age of 12 must wear a facemask.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation.