Immunisation

CHANGES TO IMMUNISATION SERVICE.

Our immunisation sessions will cease to be drop-in sessions and move to scheduled appointment times.
This arrangement will continue for the foreseeable future.
Importantly only those receiving a vaccine and their parent/carer are to attend their scheduled appointment - DO NOT attend if you or your child is unwell.
Please contact us on 03 5871 9222 to book your appointment.

If you are purchasing a vaccine please note that we only have EFTPOS facilities available at our sessions

 

Locations

If your child is under 14 years of age, immunisation history statements are available online, through the Australian Immunisation Register, existing customers section at Department of Human Services.

For all other enquiries in relation to immunisation records for individuals that have been immunised through a Moira Shire Council immunisation service, please complete the Application for Immunisation Record form. We are not able to provide records of immunisations given by doctors or other providers.

Moira Shire offers immunisation services at the following locations and times.

LOCATION

ADDRESS

SESSION DATE AND TIME

Numurkah

Numurkah Maternal and Child Health Centre

38B McCaskill Street, Numurkah

2nd Wednesday of Month

9:30am – 10am

Nathalia

Nathalia Maternal and Child Health Centre

75 Blake Street, Nathalia

4th Wednesday of Month

2pm– 2:30pm

Yarrawonga

Yarrawonga Maternal and Child Health Centre

87 – 97 Orr Street, Yarrawonga

2nd Wednesday of Month

2pm – 2:30pm

Cobram

Cobram Maternal and Child Health Centre

16 Hay Avenue, Cobram

4th Wednesday of Month

9:30am – 10am

 

Immunisation Service and Timetable

2020 Infant Immunisation Sessions:

 

2021 Infant Immunisation Sessions:

Vaccination schedule

To check what age you or your child should be vaccinated please view the Victorian Immunisation Program Schedule.(PDF, 80KB)

For more information, please contact us or visit Department of Health.

 

Vaccination histories

If your child is under 14 years of age, immunisation history statements are available online, through the Australian Immunisation Register, existing customers section at Department of Human Services.

For all other enquiries in relation to immunisation records for individuals that have been immunised through a Moira Shire Council immunisation service, please complete the Application for Immunisation Record form.

All records will be posted within 5 days of council receiving the completed application form.

Council is not able to provide records of immunisations given by doctors or other providers.

 

Secondary School Service

Our Immunisation Team visit all nine Secondary Schools within Moira Shire offering immunisation to all Year 7 and 10 students according to the National Immunisation Program. For more information about the Secondary School Service, diseases and recommended vaccines please visit Vaccination for adolescents  or contact us on (03) 5871 9222.

Year 7 Immunisations:

  • Gardasil - Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (2 Doses required over the year)
  • Boostrix - Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Year 10 Immunisations:

  • Nimenrix - Meningococcal ACWY

 

Other Vaccines Available

Other Vaccines Available

The National Immunisation Program does not cover all vaccines for all ages. If you require additional vaccines that are not included in the program, our immunisation sessions have the following vaccines available for purchase.

Disease

Price

 

 

Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

$45.00

Varicella (Chicken Pox)

$65.00

Meningococcal ACWY

$75.00

Meningococcal B

$155.00

Influenza

$18.00

 

 Please Note - Council Immunisation Nurse's are unable to administer vaccines for travel purposes.

 

Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal infection (or meningococcal disease) is caused by a bacteria called meningococcus. There are 13 strains of meningococcus and five of these can be prevented by vaccines (A, B, C, W and Y strains). Meningococcal infection is uncommon, and not easily spread, but it can cause serious complications, including:

  • Meningitis – an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord
  • Septicaemia – an infection of the blood
  • Infections in other parts of the body, such as the joints.

    Meningococcal infections can start suddenly and become extremely serious very quickly. They can cause life-long disabilities, or death in about one in 10 people affected. 

    Immunisation against meningococcal bacteria is the best protection against meningococcal disease.

    Meningococcal ACWY

    Meningococcal ACWY vaccine is provided as a single dose, free through the National Immunisation Program for:

  • Children at 12 months of age
  • Adolescents aged approximately 14 – 16 years through school based immunisation programs and those aged 15-19 as part of an ongoing catch up program
  • People with particular medical risk conditions

 

Meningococcal B (Bexsero)

From 1 July 2020, Moira Shire Council immunisation sessions can provide Meningococcal B vaccine at a cost of $155 per dose without a prescription. The vaccine can be given to babies from 6 weeks of age. The number of doses required and when they should be given differs by age.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under 2 years are funded to receive this vaccine through the National Immunisation Program.

Important - Please Read

Meningococcal serogroup B vaccine commonly causes fever in children younger than two years of age and skin reactions at the injection site.

Paracetamol is recommended 30 minutes before, or as soon as practicable after meningococcal B vaccine administration, for children younger than two years of age. Two further doses of paracetamol are reccomened six hours apart, regardless of whether fever is present.

IMPORTANT that parents purchase paracetamol prior to receiving meningococcal immunisation

 For further information on meningococcal disease and immunisation: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-services/meningococcal-immunisation-service-0

 For any inquires or to schedule an appointment please contact council immunisation team on 5871 9222.

 

Customer satisfaction

How are we doing?

If you have a concern or suggestion to improve the delivery of our immunisation services you can discuss this with a member of our Immunisation Team or complete our online survey.

We are committed to providing a first-rate immunisation service and we need your help to understand where we are doing well and areas we could improve.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and survey findings will be kept confidential.

Click here to participate in the survey

 

Legislation

'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, when enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.

Effective July 1 2018, the fortnightly Family Tax Benefit Part A payment will be reduced by $28 per fortnight, rather than withholding the supplement at the end of the year as occurs at present for each child who does not meet the immunisation requirements.

This change will significantly affect payments for families.

For more information visit Victorian Government - Vic Health website.