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Childhood Immunisation Program

We provide funded vaccines, available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP), to members of our community, children aged 2 months to 4 years, and Secondary School students.

Immunisation from an early age is highly recommended for all Australian children. Having your child immunised helps to protect them from the most serious childhood infections, some of which may threaten their lives.

Routine childhood immunisations help to protect your child against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal ACWY disease, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), rotavirus, chickenpox (varicella), measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) and influenza.

In line with the National Immunisation Program we provide childhood immunisations (2 months to 4 years of age) as recommended for all children in Australia, free of charge. Some groups are more at risk than others in the community and may need additional vaccinations.

Public Immunisation Sessions are run on a monthly basis in Cowes, Corinella and Wonthaggi. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, bookings are essential for all immunisation sessions.