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)
  • Catch up vaccinations for clients on 'No Jab No Pay/Play' legislation. 

When and where?

There are a variety of locations and session times.

Venue Change

From August to November all sessions at Mechanics Institute will move to the Civic Centre, 30 Davey Street, Frankston (front entrance downstairs).

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

No Jab No Play

From 1 January 2016, all parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service in Australia will be required to provide evidence that the child is:

  • fully immunised for their age OR
  • on a vaccination catch-up program OR
  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

The ‘No Jab No Play’ law will apply to all early childhood education and care services in Australia providing:

  • long day care
  • kindergarten
  • occasional care
  • family day care

More Information

Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule

Whooping Cough Vaccine

Expectant parents and parents of newborns can now have a free whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccine booster from Council’s immunisation service.

Immunisation is the best way to reduce the risk of this highly contagious respiratory infection. It is particularly serious in young children and can be fatal in newborn babies.

Available to:

  • Pregnant women from 28 weeks gestation
  • Partners of pregnant women, who have not received a Pertussis booster in the past 10 years
  • Parents/guardians of babies born on or after 1 June 2015 who have not received a Pertussis booster in the past 10 years

Grandparents are not eligible for Council’s free program and can consult their GP.

2 months

Disease: Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio, Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib) and Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus
Vaccines: Infanrix Hexa, Prevenar and RotaTeq

4 months

Disease: Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio, Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib) and Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus
Vaccines: Infanrix Hexa, Prevenar and RotaTeq

6 months

Disease: Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio, Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib) and Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus
Vaccines: Infanrix Hexa, Prevenar and RotaTeq

12 months

Disease: Measles, mumps and rubella, Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib) and Meningococcal C 
Vaccines: MMR II or Priorix and Menitorix 

18 months

Disease: Chickenpox/Measles, Mumps and Rubella 
Vaccine: Priorix Tetra 

4 years

Disease: Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Polio, Measles, mumps and rubella (until 2016)
Vaccines: Infanrix IPV, MMR II or Priorix

Year 7

Diseases: Chicken Pox, Human Papillomavirus and Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis
Vaccines: Varilrix or Varivax, Gardasil and 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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