Immunisation

Immunisation Schedule

Council provides a free comprehensive immunisation program delivered by registered nurses according to the National Immunisation Schedule to people who reside in Australia and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Medicare card or be eligible to hold a Medicare card
  • Asylum seekers
  • Hold a permanent visa or have applied for a permanent visa

Our public immunisation sessions are held at a range of venues each month. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are available. Bookings are not required.

Immunisation Schedule 2018

What to expect at an immunisation session

 

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Consent

Parent/guardian consent is legally required before immunising children under 18.

For infants, children and adolescents attending a Council immunisation session, consent cards are provided for parents/guardians to complete on the day with the help of the immunisation staff.

Secondary school students will receive a consent form at school, to be signed by their parent/guardian. It is important that you read the information, complete the consent form and return the card back to the school quickly.

Session Venues

For information on how to get to your nominated session, please refer to the below:

Adolescent/School Immunisation Program

The City of Casey’s immunisation team visit all secondary schools in the municipality offering free vaccinations to Year 7 and 10 students. Those of equivalent age (12 to 13 years and 15 to 16 years) or students that are absent at the time of a school visit can also get vaccinated for free through our public immunisation sessions or attending a GP. The following table shows the Secondary School immunisations for 2018.

Age

 School Year

 Immunisation

 12 - 13 Years

Year 7

 15 - 16 Years

 Year 10

For more detailed information regarding the school-based vaccines, please refer to the Department of Health Immunisation website.

If your child is not at school or misses their vaccination on the scheduled day, please contact the City of Casey to arrange for your child to be vaccinated.

Further Information regarding the Immunisation Program

For information about immunisation, please call Council's Immunisation Team on 9705 5200, visit frequently asked questions or talk to your Maternal and Child Health Nurse. Alternatively you can contact the Department of Health, Immunisation Program on 1300 882 008.

Further information may be obtained from the following websites: