Immunisation program

Important notice

In response to COVID-19, all immunisation sessions will be by appointment only and will be held at the Community Services Building, Hyde Street, Footscray.

No open sessions will be available until further notice. No evening sessions will be running for the remainder of 2020. We are also asking that only one adult accompanies their child/children to the immunisation session. Please do not bring extended family/carers to the session.

As per the Victorian Government’s recommendation all attendees are requested to wear masks during all appointments.

Please call the booking line on 9688 0501 / 9688 0145 to make an appointment.

To help protect the health of our community, we provide free vaccinations, user-pay vaccines and school-based immunisation for secondary school students.

Book an immunisation session

Please call our immunisation line on 9688 0145 to make an appointment.

Attending an immunisation session

Please bring your Childhood Health Record Book and Medicare details with you. Families with no Medicare are eligible for vaccinations.

You should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the session finishing as there is a 15 minute observation period after immunisations.

Always read the pre-immunisation checklist and inform the nurse of any concerns prior to immunisation.

Infant Immunisation

Children can be immunised from 6 weeks of age. When attending your child's first immunisation session, please complete the pink consent card and bring with you.

No jab, no play/No jab, no pay

Children can only be enrolled in kindergarten and childcare with proof that they are fully immunised for their age, or have commenced an immunisation catch up program. Some tax and childcare benefits may be withheld by the Government if your child is not fully immunised. 

Incomplete immunisation history

The immunisation service can assist you with a 'catch up' plan for incomplete, missing or overseas immunisation records.

Drop-in immunisation services

Immunisations can be done at one of our drop in immunisation sessions. These sessions provide all free vaccinations and are available to Medicare card holders.

View the 2020 immunisation session details(PDF, 831KB)

Flu Vaccines

For adults and children over 5 years of age who do not qualify for the funded flu vaccine, Maribyrnong City Council is offering the influenza at a cost of $25.00 and is payable by EFTPOS at all immunisation sessions.

Meningococcal B (Bexsero)

Bexsero $130 per dose

Bexsero will be free for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children up to 2 years of age.  Depending on the age of your child they will need to have between 2 to 3 doses.

Meningococcal immunisation is strongly recommended for all children under 2 years of age and Bexsero can be given from 6 weeks of age.

Bexsero can be given at the same time as routine immunisations or given separately.  For more information please contact us.

What vaccines should your child get?

We follow the current National Immunisation Program Schedule .

School entry immunisation status

You will need to provide a school entry certificate when enrolling your child in primary school. A history statement will be sent to you from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) once all vaccinations are completed at four years of age.

If you did not receive your statement, you can obtain a copy by: