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.
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.
Our government funded influenza vaccines are now available.
Influenza vaccinations for children between 6 months of age and up until age 5 can now be administered free of charge 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.
We have 5 immunisation sessions per month throughout Bayside.
2021 Immunisation Calendar (PDF, 159.43KB)
To facilitate requests during COVID-19 were are now offering some additional appointment times. Please call 9599 4755 to check availability.
When: First Wednesday of the month from 9am to 11am.
Where: Beaumaris Community Centre, 90 Reserve Road, Beaumaris VIC 3193.
When: Second Tuesday of the month from 9am to 11am.
Where: William St Pavilion, 80 William Street, Brighton VIC 3186
When: Second Friday of the month from 9am to 11am.
Where: AW Oliver Pavilion, 2 Little Ave, Hampton East VIC 3188
When: Third Monday of the month from 5.30pm to 7pm.
Fourth Saturday of the month from 9am to 11am
Additional openings on 10 April, 15 May, 12 June and 10 July 2021
Where: Bayside City Council, 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham VIC 3191.
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.
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.
All our immunisation sessions are currently strictly appointment only, to adhere to the social distancing rules related COVID-19. Please ring Family Services on 9599 4755 to make a booking.
All scheduled immunisations are cost free.
Who performs the immunisation?
They are carried out by registered nurses with further qualifications in immunisation.
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