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