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Immunisations

Warrnambool currently has one of the highest childhood immunisation rates within Australia. Council conducts free immunisations for infants and school aged children as listed on the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

As a free public health service, Council is unable to facilitate requests to alter the National Immunisation Program schedule. Individuals wishing to administer vaccines outside of the recommendations will need to consult with their own doctor for advice and administration of vaccines. 

2020 influenza program

Council has commenced taking bookings for the 2020 influenza vaccination program.

Frequently Asked Questions about Influenza vaccine

Poeple aged five years and older

Warrnambool City Council is running influenza immunisation clinics during April which are open to the general public.

These additional clinics are part of Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

These special clinics will be conducted from the Lighthouse Theatre with strict processes in place to ensure physical distancing safety measures are adhered to for all clients and staff.

They will be held on Wednesday April 22, Friday April 24 and Wednesday April 29.

The cost is $25 for anyone aged between 5 years to 65 years.  For individuals aged 65 years and over cost is $15. Payment (over the phone) can be made by credit card when you make your appointment.

The clinics are open to anyone aged five or older. 

Places at these sessions are available until booked out or until Council’s vaccine supply is exhausted. 

A pre-booked appointment is essential – to make your appointment time call 5559 4800

You will be required to complete a consent form and bring it with you on the day. Click here to download and print the form.

Children aged six months to five years

Children aged 6 months to under 5 years are eligible for a free vaccine through either Council’s regular Childhood Immunisation Program or a family doctor.

It is also important that children under 5 years of age continue to receive all scheduled vaccines on the National Immunisation Program in a timely manner. 

To make a booking call 5559 4855.

Children's immunisation clinics

Council’s immunisation service has temporarily relocated to the Younger Ross Maternal & Child Health Centre, 60 Fairy Street Warrnambool until further notice. 

Thursday clinic hours 9am - 4pm.
Saturday morning clinic hours 9am - 12pm.
Tuesday evening clinic hours 4pm - 6.30pm.

To arrange an appointment time contact the Health Unit on (03) 5559 4855.

  • Bring your Medicare card and your child's Health Record book to all clinics.
  • Immunisation is also available by appointment with your doctor (a consultation fee may apply).
  • All persons being immunised are requested to stay for a 15 minute observation period following vaccination.

Childhood immunisations

Childhood immunisations are scheduled at the following ages:

• Birth
• 2 months (can be given from 6 weeks)
• 4 months
• 6 months
• 12 months
• 18 months
• 4 years

School immunisation

Students in secondary school are eligible for the following vaccines in 2018:

Year 7 students:
• two dose course of Human Papillomavirus
• a single dose of Diphtheria/Tetanus /Pertussis (whooping cough)

Year 10 students:
•    single dose of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine

For further information on the school vaccination program click on the Vaccination for Adolescents link above.

Immunisation records

The Warrnambool City Council’s Immunisation Unit can provide records for individuals that have been immunised through its program. A $20 search fee applies. The relevant forms can be found in the top-right corner of this page. Please contact Council's customer service unit if you require further information.

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

For persons aged under 20 years, immunisation records are also available through Medicare by visiting mygov.au or via the Express Plus mobile app.  Alternatively you can contact the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 653 809 to arrange for an Immunisation History Statement to be sent via the mail.

 

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