Immunisation

Council offers free vaccinations, available through the National Immunisation Program Schedule which is made up of the Childhood Immunisation schedule for:

  • Infants 0-5 years of age
  • Year 7 (Secondary School Immunisation Program)
  • Year 8, 9, and 10 - Time limited Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis - Boostrix vaccine catch-up program

When and where?

There are a variety of locations and session times.

Council also visit schools within Frankston City and provides immunisations to Secondary School students according to the National Schedule.

Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule

Age Disease Vaccines
Birth Hepatitis B

HB VaxII
Paediatric

2 months

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib) and Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus

Infanrix Hexa
Prevenar
RotaTeq

4 months

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib) and Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus

Infanrix Hexa
Prevenar
RotaTeq

6 months

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib) and Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rotavirus

Infanrix Hexa
Prevenar
RotaTeq

12 months

Measles, mumps and rubella
Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib)
Meningococcal C

MMR II or Priorix
Menitorix

18 months

Chickenpox/Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Priorix Tetra
4 years

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
Measles, mumps and rubella (until 2016)

Infanrix IPV
MMR II or Priorix

Year 7

Chicken Pox
Human Papillomavirus
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis

Varilrix or Varivax
Gardasil
Boostrix

Year 8, 9 and 10
2015 only Catch up

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis

Boostrix

Information for Parents/Guardians

  • There is no problem to give routine vaccinations to the child whose mother is pregnant. When vaccinating the child of a pregnant mother will reduce the risk of her being infected by her child with the more virulent wild virus strain if she was not immune.
  • Asthma, eczema and hay fever are not contraindications to any vaccine on the childhood schedule unless the child is receiving high-dose steroid treatment. All allergies of the child should be identified at the time of immunisation.
  • Children on antibiotics can be vaccinated, providing the child does not have a temperature greater than 38.5 on the day of immunisation.
  • Preterm babies can immunised. Routine 2 months vaccinations should be given 2 months after birth as normal.
  • Grandparents or carers are welcome to bring infants to any session, however they should bring a letter of authority from the parent/guardian with consent for the vaccines to be given on the day.

Contact Us

For further information contact Council's Immunisation team
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm
P. 1300 322 322
E. Correspondence@frankston.vic.gov.au

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