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Immunisation session information

Immunisation sessions continuing

Immunisation sessions will continue as advertised but bookings are now essential. Please ring Family Services on 9599 4755 to make a booking.

Please note: Currently the Highett Children's Centre's sessions have been relocated to Bayside City Council, 76 Royal Avenue Sandringham.

We will be enforcing strict hygiene and social distancing guidelines. 

Please do not attend if you have been overseas in the last 14 days, have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case, are waiting on a COVID-19 swab result or feel unwell.

Influenza vaccine update

Influenza vaccinations for children between 6 months of age and up until age 5, are now available at our community immunisation sessions.

We can also offer vaccinations for those over the age of 65 years, and those between 5 and 64 years of age with an underlying medical condition. 

Those eligible include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy) and medical conditions that put the individual at risk of severe influenza and its complications.

Immunisations are important and protect both individuals and communities from contracting diseases. Find out what to bring and what to expect at our free immunisation sessions.

Who can get immunised?

The Bayside immunisation service is free for infants, children, adolescents, adults and special risk groups covered by the the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The Victorian Government also funds the provision of some vaccines that are not included on the NIP.

You can find out more about eligibility at www.health.vic.gov.au.

When are the sessions?

We have 5 immunisation sessions per month throughout Bayside (see Bayside Immunisation and 2020 Calendar (PDF, 220.41KB).

Change to session times

To facilitate requests during COVID-19 were are now offering some additional appointment times. Please call 9599 4755 to check availability.

What to bring to your session

If you are coming to see us for the first time, make sure you have your Medicare card (if eligible) and your child’s health book.

How long does it take?

This depends on how many people are attending the session. We ask that you wait 15 minutes following the immunisation.

How to book

All our immunisation sessions are currently strictly appointment only, to adhere to the social distancing rules related the COVID-19 crisis. All scheduled immunisations are cost free.

Who performs the immunisation?

They are carried out by registered nurses with further qualifications in immunisation.

For more information

If you have any questions before or following immunisation, you can contact us on:

  • Phone: (03) 9599 4755 (8.30am–5pm, Monday–Friday)
  • Email: familyservices [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Immunisations)

Alternatively you can get in touch with your local doctor or hospital, or one of these organisations.

Department of Health Immunisation Service

Phone: 1300 882 008 (9am–12noon, 2pm–3pm, Monday–Friday)


24 hour Maternal Child Health line

Phone: 13 22 29

Australian Immunisation Register

Phone: 1800 653 809