Immunisation protects you and shields the wider community from the spread of communicable diseases.

Immunisation is:

  • Vital to the health of our community and is just as important for adults as it is for children
  • The most cost-effective medical means to maintain and protect the health of the population via the reduction, elimination and eradication of preventable communicable diseases
  • Important in decreasing the number of susceptible people in our community

The Wyndham City Immunisation Unit runs  public immunisation sessions to  vaccinate against many diseases. The National Immunisation Program (NIP)  is a schedule of all free vaccines for babies, secondary students, right through to adults at 65 years of age. To see if you are eligible for free vaccines visit Health Vic website.

Download the 2017 Immunisation Program Sessions

For further information regarding immunisation please:

No Jab, No Play - Victorian Government Legislation

No jab, no play

To improve childhood immunisation rates, the Victorian Government has amended the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

Conscientious objection" to vaccination is not an exemption.

The amendments mean that a child cannot enrol in childcare/kindergarten  unless the parent/carer has provideddocumentation that shows the child:

  • is fully vaccinated for their age, or
  • is on a recognised catch-up schedule if their child has fallen behind with the vaccinations; or
  • has a medical reason not to be vaccinated (to be approved by the G.P)

For further information visit the Health Vic website.

No Jab, No Pay - Federal Government Legislation

From 1 January 2016:

Only parents of children (less than 20 years of age) who are fully immunised or are on a recognised catch-up schedule can receive the Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate and the Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement.

The relevant vaccinations are those under the National Immunisation Program (NIP), which covers the vaccines usually administered before age five. These vaccinations must be recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR):

  • children with medical contraindications or natural immunity for certain diseases will continue to be exempt from the requirements
  • conscientious objection and vaccination objection on non-medical grounds will no longer be a valid exemption from immunisation requirements
  • families eligible to receive family assistance payments and have children less than 20 years of age, who may no meet the new immunisation requirements, will be notified by Centrelink.

For further information visit the Health Vic website.

For further information regarding Immunisations contact the Immunisation team, phone 9742 0736 or complete an Immunisations Online Enquiry Form.

Free catch-up for children

Wyndham City provides free catch-up NIP vaccines for all children less than 10 years of age on an ongoing basis and for young person’s 10 to 19 years of age, of families who currently receive family assistance payments.

Parents who wish to immunise their children in order to continue to receive family assistance payments will have access to free catch-up vaccines for a limited period (1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017).

If you require further information visit the Department of Health website.

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