Immunisation program

Due to COVID-19, all immunisation sessions for the months of July and August will be appointment only and will be held at the Community Services Building, Hyde Street, Footscray.

No open sessions will be running. Immunisations on Tuesday evenings from 4-6pm will also be appointment only.

We are also asking that just one adult accompanies their child/children to the immunisation session. Please do not bring extended family/carers to the session.

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.

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: