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 and Year 10 students (Secondary School Immunisation Program)
  • 2013-2014 - Time limited Year 9 boys HPV 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 Year 7,  Year 9 boys and Year 10 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 Priorix
Menitorix

18 months

Chickenpox/Measles, mumps and rubella

Priorix Tetra
4 years Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio
Measles, mumps and rubella
Infanrix IPV
MMR (Priorix)
Year 7 Chickenpox
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Varilrix
Gardasil
Year 9
Boys only 2013/14
Catch up Program
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Gardasil

Year 10 Diptheria/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

Enquiries: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm

For further information contact Council's Immunisation team, phone (03) 9768 1654.

Emergency Number - 000
Frankston Hospital (03) 9784 7777
or contact your own GP.

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