Immunisations

Child Immunisations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of giving protection against a disease. After immunisation, your child is far less likely to catch the disease if there are cases in the community. The benefit of protection against disease far outweighs the very small risks of immunisation. Children are routinely immunised with the vaccines recommended in accordance with the National Immunisation Schedule.

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

The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires Council to coordinate an immunisation service to 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 2019

Location

Time

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Diamond Creek

Diamond Creek Senior Citizens Centre

Corner Gipson St and Elizabeth St

 

9am-11am

 

9 &
21

6 &
18

6 & 18

3 & 15

1 & 20

5 & 17

3 & 15

7 & 19

4 & 16

2 & 21

6 & 18

4 & 16

Eltham

Eltham Library

Panther Place

9am-11am

 

11

8

8

12

10

14

12

9

13

11

8

4

1.30pm-3.30pm

 

22

26

26

23

28

25

23

27

24

22

26

17

Hurstbridge

Hurstbridge Community Hub

50 Graysharps Road

9am-11am

 

16

20

20

17

15

19

17

21

18

16

20

18

See Related Information for downloadable 2019 Nillumbik timetable and an overview of the Victorian Government immunisation program.

Free flu program for children

Due to the worst flu season 2017, the Federal Government is providing a free flu program for children 6 months to under 5 years. Two doses of the vaccine is recommended for the first year.

Dates and Times will be advised in 2019. For further information see the Better Health website for further information about influenza.