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Warrnambool currently has one of the highest childhood immunisation rates within Australia. Council conducts free immunisations for infants and school aged children as listed on the National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Council conducts immunisation clinics by appointment at:
Childrens Services Centre
Cnr Kepler Street & Raglan Parade, Warrnambool
Thursday clinic hours 9am - 4pm.
Saturday morning clinic hours 9am - 12pm.
Tuesday evening clinic hours 4pm - 6.30pm.
To arrange an appointment time contact the Health Unit on (03) 5559 4855.
- Any variations to the venue or date will be notified in the Warrnambool Standard newspaper.
- Bring your Medicare card & your childs Health Record book to all clinics.
- Immunisation is also available by arrangement with your doctor, however a consultation fee may apply.
- All persons being immunised are requested to stay for a 15 minute observation period following vaccination.
Booster immunisation for children aged 4 years
Children aged 4 years require a booster immunisation against Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertusis/Polio and Measles/Mumps/Rubella. 4-year-old immunisations are available at Council immunisation clinics. Contact the Health Unit on (03) 5559 4855 for further information or to arrange an appointment time.
Students in secondary school are eligible for the following vaccines in 2013:
All year 7 students - three dose course of Human Papillomavirus & a single dose of Chickenpox for students that have not acquired natural immunity to chickenpox disease.
Students enrolled in year 7 during 2013 that have not previously completed a course of Hepatitis B vaccine are eligible for free Hepatitis B vaccine through Warrnambool City Councils immunisation program or your own doctor.
Year 9 boys - three dose course of Human Papillomavirus.
All year 10 students – a single booster dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough).
Click on the following links for further information regarding the 2013 Human Papillomavirus vaccination program:
School entry immunisation certificate
Every child entering primary school in Victoria requires a School Entry Immunisation Certificate.
Upon completion of the 4 year old immunisations, parents will automatically receive an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR). This statement is used as the School Entry Immunisation Certificate.
Parents can request an Immunisation History Statement by contacting ACIR directly on 1800 653 809. Alternatively an Immunisation History Statement can be provided, for children aged 0-7 years, from the Medicare office located at 156 Liebig Street Warrnambool. Parents need to present their child's Medicare card when attending.
If for some reason your child’s immunisation records are incomplete or missing contact ACIR, your doctor or Council’s immunisation service. If your child has never been vaccinated or was vaccinated overseas, then contact your doctor or Council’s immunisation service to assist you in obtaining a School Entry Immunisation Certificate.
Adult immunisation against Hepatitis B; Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis; Chickenpox and Meningococcal C can be arranged by contacting the Health Unit on (03) 5559 4855.
Council also conducts workplace vaccinations through a fee for service program. Organisations can arrange vaccination by contacting the Health Unit on (03) 5559 4855.