Local Government in Victoria plays an important role in delivering immunisation services to the Victorian public. In Victoria, Councils are required to provide Immunisation services according to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
Victorian councils currently provide approximately 45% of all immunisations carried out in Victoria for children aged two months to four years of age and approximately 90% of immunisations due at school age.
Under the National Immunisation Program (NIP), infants, children, adolescents, adults and special risk groups are eligible to receive some vaccines for free. Council offers free vaccinations for eligible children and adults, a school program as well as opportunistic vaccinations. These vaccines are offered in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Sessions are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at:
- 9.30am-10.30am in Beaufort at the Early Learning Centre, 13 Park Rd, Beaufort;
- 11.30am-12.30pm in Avoca at the Avoca Pre-School, 22 Liebig St, Avoca.
Secondary School Sessions occur twice a year for Year 7 Students and once a year for Year 10 students.
Opportunistic Sessions can be arranged through Council's Maternal Child Health Nurse.
If your child has been Immunised by Pyrenees Shire Council you can request a print out of their immunisation record by email or phone 03 5349 1100. An official record of immunisation can be obtained from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Medicare Online account through your MyGov account.