Immunisation

Overview

Immunisation protects you and your children against harmful infections before you come into contact with them in the community – which is why our Maternal and Child Health Service provides immunisation and professional advice to you and your children, free of charge.

How does immunisation work?

Immunisation uses your body’s natural defense mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to specific infections. This helps you and your children stay healthy against serious diseases.

Immunisations are given to you by our nurses, who are approved accredited immunisers in accordance with the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 1995.

The Corangamite Shire Council conducts free immunisations for infants and school aged children as listed on the National Immunisation program Schedule.

Childhood Immunisation

Council conducts immunisation at Maternal and Child Health Centres throughout the municipality You are welcome to attend any centre by appointment, please telephone 1800 552 902 to arrange.

Maternal & Child Health Line (24 Hours) 132 229

Location Address Open Phone
Camperdown Camperdown
Kindergarten
50 Campbell Street
Camperdown
9 am- 12 noon
1 pm - 4 pm
2nd & 4th Monday
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Wednesday
1800 552 902
Lismore Lismore Community
Health Centre
102 High Street
Lismore
9 am - 12 noon
1 pm - 4 pm
3rd Monday
1800 552 902
Skipton Beaufort & Skipton
Health Services
2 Blake Street
Skipton
9 am - 12 noon
1pm - 4 pm
1st Monday
1800 552 902
Simpson Simpson Kindergarten
19 Barrumal Street
Simpson
9 am - 12 noon
1 pm - 4 pm
1st Thursday
1800 552 902
Timboon Timboon & District
Healthcare Service
21 Hospital Road
Timboon
9 am - 12 noon
1 pm to 4 pm
Monday
2nd/3rd/4th/5th Thursday
1800 552 902
Terang Terang Children's
Centre
62 Dow Street
Terang

9 am - 12 noon
1 pm - 4 pm
Monday & Thursday

1800 552 902
Cobden

Cobden Kindergarten
42 Victoria Street
Cobden

9 am - 12 noon
1 pm - 4 pm
Friday
1800 552 902
  • Bring your Medicare card & your child’s Health Record book to all clinics.
  • Immunisation is also available by arrangement with your doctor, however a consultation fee may apply.
  • All persons being immunised are requested to stay for a 15 minute observation period following vaccination.

Secondary school immunisation

Immunisation will be offered to secondary school students as listed on the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

Students are eligible to receive these vaccines for free through a school-based immunisation program.

For more information see:

Immunisation in secondary schools
Ten tips for parents to prepare your teenager for school-based immunisation
Ten tips for secondary students on how to deal with immunisation

Adult immunisation

All adult immunisation, including the adult influenza immunisation, is provided through the General Practitioner (GP) Services in the Shire or other Immunisation Providers.

IMMUNISATION PROVIDER
CAMPERDOWN

Robinson Street Medical Clinic
7 Robinson Street, Camperdown  03 5593 7070
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk billed.

Camperdown Medical Clinic
56 Scott Street, Camperdown  03 5593 1222
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free). Consultation bulk billed.
COBDEN

Cobden Clinic
3 Victoria Street, Cobden  03 5595 3110
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free). Consultation bulk billed.

Curdie Street Clinic
33 Curdie Street, Cobden  03 5595 1999
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk billed.
LISMORE
Lismore Community Health Centre
102 High Street, Lismore  03 5558 3000
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk billed.
SIMPSON
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk billed.
SKIPTON
Skipton Medical Practice
Blake Street, Skipton  03 5340 1110
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk billed.
TERANG

Terang Medical Clinic
156 High Street, Terang  03 5592 1033
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk billed.

Civic Medical Terang
120a High Street, Terang  03 5592 1333
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk billed.
TIMBOON
Timboon Medical Clinic
14 Hospital Road, Timboon  03 5558 6088
Charge:  Vaccine only (unless eligible for free).  Consultation bulk bulled.

 

No Jab No Pay | Victorian Government Legislation from 1 January 2016

In an effort to improve childhood immunisation rates, the Victorian Government has modified the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

What this means for your family: Early childhood education and care services cannot confirm enrolment of your child unless the parent or carer provides documentation showing that the child:

  • is fully vaccinated for their age
  • is on a recognised catch-up schedule if he or she has fallen behind with vaccinations
  • is on a recognised catch-up schedule if he or she has come from overseas and has not fully met the National Immunisation Program requirements
  • has a medical reason not to be vaccinated

Only parents of children (less than 20 years of age) who are fully immunised or are on a recognised catch-up schedule can receive the Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement. The relevant vaccinations are those under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) which covers the vaccines usually administered before age five. These vaccinations must be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

Children with medical contraindications or natural immunity for certain diseases will continue to be exempt from the requirement.

Conscientious objection and vaccination objection on non-medical grounds will no longer be a valid exemption from immunisation requirements.

Families eligible to receive family assistance payments and have children less than 20 years of age, who may not meet the new immunisation requirements, will be notified by Centrelink.

Free Catch-Up for Children Under Six Years of Age

From 1 January 2016, parents who wish to immunise their children in order to continue to receive family assistance payments will have access to free catch-up vaccines for a time-limited period (1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017).

For further information, please visit Update No Jab No Pay - Immunisation Catch-up Arrangements

Immunisation Records

Persons under 20 years:

A Child History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) will be sent to you once your child has completed the four year old immunisation, however you can request a certificate at any time from the Australian Immunisation Register or from Medicare.

You should also contact AIR if you:

  • are moving or have recently moved, to ensure your contact details are up to date
  • think your child’s statement is incomplete or incorrect.
  • if your child is not eligible for a Medicare card
  • your child has never been vaccinated or was vaccinated overseas

 

Persons over 20 years:

The Corangamite Shire Council’s Immunisation Unit can provide records for individuals that have been immunised through its program.

Please contact the Immunisation Officer on (03) 5593 7100 or email immunisation@corangamite.vic.gov.au

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

Further information

If you require any further information regarding Council’s Immunisation Program please contact the Immunisation Officer on (03) 5593 7100 or email immunisation@corangamite.vic.gov.au

The Victorian Department of Health and the Australian Government produce publications and resources including some translated resources. Visit the Victorian Department of Health or Immunise Australia Program publications and resources.