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Immunisation

Girl being immunised by nurse.

Wodonga Council provides free immunisation to all members of the public, across all age groups, for vaccinations on the National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIPS).

Immunisation is a safe and effective way of protecting our community against harmful diseases.

Pre-immunisation information

The Department of Health has a pre-immunisation checklist that determines whether you or your child is fit for vaccination. The pre-immunisation checklist is also available in other languages.

Age requirements

The minimum age for your baby's first vaccinations is strictly six weeks old (42 days).

Babies must be given the first dose of rotavirus vaccine before the age of 12 weeks. If babies have not had the first dose by 12 weeks of age they cannot commence the rotavirus vaccination program. The three-dose schedule of rotavirus vaccine must be completed by 32 weeks of age.

If the individual to be vaccinated is less than 18 years, signed consent must be given by a parent or legal guardian.

What to bring

Parents are asked to bring their child’s health record book so that vaccinations given may be recorded. All vaccinations given to children under seven years of age are recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

Please also bring your Medicare card.

Waiting times

No bookings are required (PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15-minute waiting period after the vaccine has been given).

Side effects of immunisation

Some clients may experience minor side effects following immunisation.

The Department of Health lists the common side effects of each vaccine.


Wodonga sessions

Our immunisation sessions are held at:

  • Baranduda Primary School, 7 Verbeena Street, Baranduda;
  • Stanley St community centre, 24 Stanley St, Wodonga;
  • TAFE Space, 158 Lawrence St, Wodonga;
  • The Cube Wodonga, 118 Hovell St, Wodonga; and
  • Trudewind Road Neighbourhood House, Trudewind Rd, Wodonga.

See the 2016 Wodonga printable immunisation timetable for full details.


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Baranduda monthly immunisation sessions

As at Thursday, November 5 2015, the monthly Baranduda immunisation sessions will be held at the Baranduda Primary School, 7 Verbeena Street, Baranduda.

The immunisation sessions will be held at the Baranduda Primary School on the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015;
  • Thursday, December 3, 2015;
  • Thursday, January 7, 2016;
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016;
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016; and,
  • Thursday, April 7, 2016.

The monthly immunisation sessions will return to the Baranduda Community Centre in 2016 once all renovation works are complete. Please contact the council’s immunisation team on 1800 655 360 for further information.


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Mobile immunisation

Mobile immunisation van with staff.

Our mobile immunisation sessions outside of Wodonga are held at Benalla, Towong, Indigo and Strathbogie shires.

These councils contract us to carry out immunisation services for their shire.

2016 timetables:


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Vaccines available 

Boxes of medicines, types of immunisation available.

Vaccines available on the National Immunisation Program Schedule are free for eligible groups.

The following vaccines may not be available free of charge for all groups and may be purchased from us.

These include:

  • Adult Hepatitis B vaccine;
  • Influenza (for people aged under 65 years or not in an at risk group);
  • Adult Hepatitis A vaccine;
  • Combined adult Hepatitis A and B vaccine;
  • Chicken pox vaccine; and
  • Pneumococcal vaccine for children over two years of age or for adults aged under 65 years who are not in an at risk group.

Should you wish to purchase any of the vaccines listed above, please pay at our reception desk at 104 Hovell St, Wodonga prior to attending the session.

Only vaccines supplied by us can be administered by nurses at our immunisation sessions. We cannot administer vaccines that have been purchased elsewhere, for example, from the chemist.

Please phone us at least two weeks prior if you wish to receive any of the following vaccines, as these may have to be ordered:

  • Adult and paediatric Hepatitis A vaccines; and
  • Combined adult and paediatric Hepatitis A and B vaccines.

Our office hours are 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Please bring your receipt for purchased vaccines with you to the immunisation session.

All vaccines administered to children under the age of seven years are reported to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR).

The Victorian Better Health Channel has more information available on immunisation and in-depth information on vaccine preventable diseases and definitions (follow the links).


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School immunisation

Student getting needle off nurse.

Students at schools within Wodonga are offered:

Year seven students

Year eight students

Year nine students

Year 10 students

Wodonga Council visits all secondary schools in Wodonga, Benalla, Indigo, Strathbogie, Murrindindi and Towong Shire areas.

Consent cards are sent home to parents via the school in February. Students must return a correctly completed consent card in order to be vaccinated at school. For statistical purposes, all cards must be returned to the school even if the student is not receiving the vaccine.

Parents are asked to contact our community focus team on (02) 6022 9300 if their child has not received an information package and consent card.

Any student who missed out on receiving a vaccine via the school vaccination program is invited to phone our immunisation team on (02) 6022 9300 for further information on how to receive missed vaccinations.

Age equivalent students who do not attend mainstream secondary school may contact us to receive these vaccines free of charge.


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Preschool immunisation

We offer a preschool immunisation program aimed at children aged four years.

The immunisations offered are:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis/polio; and 
  • Measles/mumps/rubella.

All preschools and childcare centres offering preschool programs are visited and every eligible child is offered the scheduled vaccinations.

Children enrolling into primary school in Victoria require a school entry immunisation certificate.

After your child has completed the four-year-old vaccine schedule and the records have been sent to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR), your child will automatically receive a history statement.

This can be used as the school entry immunisation certificate for enrolment into primary school.

For more information, please refer to 'Starting Primary School'.


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Immunisation history request

Our immunisation team can provide immunisation records for individuals who have been immunised through one of our immunisation services.

Please complete the application form and return to us:

Post:

Wodonga Council,
PO Box 923,
Wodonga,
VIC 3689

In person: City offices, 104 Hovell St, Wodonga during business hours

Email: info@wodonga.vic.gov.au

Fax: (02) 6022 9322

Records for children under the age of seven can be requested from ACIR on 1800 653 809.

We can advise how you can complete your child's immunisation schedule if required. 


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Commercial vaccination program

We can provide group immunisations, such as the annual flu vaccination, at your workplace.

For more information, please see the Corporate Flu Vaccinations brochure.

Please phone our immunisation team on (02) 6022 9300 if you wish to make a booking.


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Downloads

PDFApplication for immunisation record (PDF 121KB)

PDFCorporate flu vaccinations (PDF 159KB)

PDFBenalla immunisation sessions 2016 (PDF 70KB)

PDFIndigo immunisation sessions 2016 (PDF 77KB)

PDFStrathbogie immunisation sessions 2016 (PDF 66KB)

PDFTowong immunisation sessions 2016 (PDF 70KB)

PDFWodonga immunisation sessions 2016 (PDF 79KB)


Last updated: 18-01-2016

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