Immunisation

We provide a comprehensive Immunisation Program, delivered by registered nurses according to the Recommended Immunisation Schedule.

Venues

  • St Albans Uniting Church Hall, 24-28 East Esplanade, St Albans (until March 2017)
     
  • St Albans Community Centre (STACC), 1 Princess Street, St Albans (from April 2017)
     
  • West Sunshine Community Centre, Kermeen St, West Sunshine
     
  • Derrimut Community Centre, Corner Stirling Drive & Lennon Park Way, Derrimut
     
  • The Salvation Army Centre, Cnr Roseleigh Blvd & Kings Road Sydenham
     
  • Brimbank Shire Hall, 777 Old Calder Hwy, Keilor (until March 2017)
     
  • Brimbank City Council Offices, 704B Old Calder Hwy, Keilor (from April 2017)

As parents, it’s important you give informed consent and discuss immunisation with the Nurse Immuniser before proceeding.

Our Immunisation Service is available to anyone holding a Medicare card. If you do not have a Medicare card please contact your GP for further assistance with the National Immunisation Program.

Overseas Immunisation History

If your child has had vaccinations overseas you can request a review of their immunisaiton history to ensure that it meets Australian requirements. You can request this history statement and ‘catch up program’ from your GP or through Council by appointment.

School Immunisation Program

Each year, our Environmental Health Services Unit visits all Secondary schools in our area to administer vaccinations to Year 7 students for:

  • Chicken Pox
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Boostrix (diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough booster).

Childhood Immunisation History Statements

When you enrol your child at a primary school in Victoria, it's a legal requirement to provide a school entry certificate.

After your four year old is vaccinated, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) will send you a History Statement. The bottom of the statement should read ‘This child has received all vaccines required by 5 years of age’. This becomes your School Entry Certificate.

If you have not received your child’s History Statement (or if it’s lost), please call ACIR on 1800 653 809.

If you don’t have your child’s Immunisation History Statements you can:

  • Access ACIR records at a Medicare office: Immunisation History Statements can be provided on the spot for children aged 0-7 years. You’ll still get the routine statements sent at 1, 2 and 4-5 years of age.
  • Request the statement online via Medicare Australia website.

Accessing your child's immunisation details over the internet

You can also access your child’s immunisation details online at Medicare Australia. Register for a password (you’ll need your own Medicare number). This gives you secure access to your child’s records.

Immunisation questions should still be directed to ACIR and/or providers such as our team or your GP, as Medicare staff have limited immunisation knowledge.

Further Information

Contact our Environmental Health team on (03) 9249 4000 or Health@brimbank.vic.gov.au.