Immunisation Program

Immunisation needle nurse

Council conducts free immunisations for infants (aged 4 years and under) and school aged children, as according to the Victorian Immunisation Schedule. https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/immunisation/immunisation-schedule-vaccine-eligibility-criteria/immunisation-schedule-victoria

Currently (during the COVID 19 pandemic), Immunisation Clinics are being held at Port Fairy Community Services Centre and at the Younger Ross Maternal & Child Health Clinic on alternate Tuesdays, between 9am and 3pm. 

These clinics are being held with strict processes in place, to facilitate physical distancing measures for all clients and staff. 

It is important that children under 5 years of age continue to receive all scheduled vaccinations in a timely manner. 

To arrange an appointment please call 5568 0516

Childhood Immunisations:

Childhood immunisations are scheduled at the following ages:

  • Birth
  • 2 months (given from 6 weeks)
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 4 years
2020 Influenza information

Children aged under 5 of years are entitled to receive a funded flu vaccine at our council clinics.

Link to 2020 flu information: 

http://ncirs.org.au/updated-resources-influenza-vaccines-australians-fact-sheet-and-faqs

Other Relevant Links

http://www.talkingaboutimmunisation.org.au/

The Australian Immunisation Register:

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-register

School Immunisation

Students in Secondary School are eligible to the following vaccines in 2020

Year 7 students: 2 dose course of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

                              1 dose of Diptheria/tetanus/whooping cough  

Year 10 students:  1 dose of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine