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Community flu vaccines

For the 65+ age group: all in this age group are welcome to come and receive a free flu vaccination. We are offering the the Fluad Quad vaccination for 65+.

During the Covid-19 response period

Please note:

  • please maintain required social distancing of 1.5 metres
  • masks are to be worn as per current state guidelines
  • only one parent can accompany a child for the vaccination (waiting room available)
  • hand sanitiser is available at the centre
  • please observe all signs and directions of the nurse.

People must not attend for immunisation if they or their child:

  • have symptoms of a respiratory infection (such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a cough)
  • are a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • are a close contact of a confirmed case of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Immunising young children

Our childhood immunisation service is offered free to all children. Bring your child to a scheduled immunisation clinic to discuss your child’s immunisation program and receive the required vaccines.

We can work out catch-up programs for children who are overdue and help transfer records to the Australian Immunisation Register for children from overseas.

Vaccines for secondary school students

Our Immunisation Nurses give vaccines at all secondary schools within the Shire.

Consent cards are sent home with students to be completed by the parent or guardian and returned to the school.

We offer:

  • Year 7 students: HPV (2 doses 6-months apart required) and Boostrix (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis/Whooping Cough).
  • Year 10 students: Meningococcal ACWY (1 dose).

Other vaccines available

The National Immunisation Programme does not cover all vaccines for all ages. If you require additional vaccines that are not included in the programme, our immunisation clinics have the following vaccines available for purchase.

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (whooping cough)$45.00
Varicella (chicken pox)$65.00
Meningococcal ACWY$85.00
Meningococcal B$130.00

Payment can be made in the clinic by credit card, debit card or cash.

If you have received a letter from Centrelink stating that your secondary school child’s immunisations are not up-to-date, please contact the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.

Centrelink needs to verify your child’s immunisation status on the Australian Immunisation Register. To make this happen, the child’s Medicare number must be registered/re-registered.

If your child’s Medicare number is not registered, Family Tax Benefits could be affected.

Medicare online account for students

Children over 14 years must register with myGov for a Medicare online account. Parents of children over the age of 14 will not be able to access Medicare or immunisation information through their own Medicare online account.

View your immunisation history statements

To view your Immunisation History Statement you can either:

If you are unable to access the Immunisation History Statement online, you can get a copy by calling the Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.

Viewing statements for children 14+ years

If your child is 14 years or over you will cannot view their immunisation history statement in your account. Your child must create their own Medicare online account through myGov to view their immunisation history statement.

Please see the Mitchell Immunisation History Request Form below.

Useful phone numbers

AgencyOffersOpening HoursContact
myGovmyGov help desk (select option 1)Mon–Fri 7am–10pm, Sat–Sun 10am–5pm132 307
FamiliesFamily Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Parenting PaymentMon–Fri 8am–8pm136 150
MedicareGeneral Enquiries7 days a week, 24 hours a day132 011
LanguagesMultilingual Phone ServiceMon–Fri 8am–5pm131 202

Flu immunisations for business

We offer an annual flu immunisation program service to the Mitchell Shire community and businesses.

Other industry type immunisation can be arranged as required.

Please contact Council on 03 5734 6355 to discuss your needs and our fees.

Whooping cough (Boostrix) vaccine

You are eligible to receive the free Whooping Cough vaccine if you are Victorian and you are:

  • the parent or guardian of a baby that is under 6 months of age and you have not received a booster in the last 10 years
  • the partner of a woman who is at least 28 weeks pregnant and you have not received a booster in the last 10 years
  • Pregnancy: from 20 weeks to 32 weeks

All other family members can purchase the vaccine for $45.

For more information about eligibility go to the Victorian Government: Immunisation

More information

This page was last updated on 31 May 2021.