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Children and families

Immunisation

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 W (1 dose)

Centrelink and Immunisation Statement Access

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.

Mitchell Immunisation History Request Form below

Useful Phone Numbers

Agency Offers Opening Hours Contact
myGov myGov help desk (select option 1) Mon–Fri 7am–10pm, Sat–Sun 10am–5pm 132 307
Families Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Parenting Payment Mon–Fri 8am–8pm 136 150
Medicare General Enquiries 7 days a week, 24 hours a day 132 011
Languages Multilingual Phone Service Mon–Fri 8am–5pm 131 202

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 6200 to discuss your needs and our fees.

Whooping Cough (Boostrix) Vaccine – Eligibility

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
  • 28+ weeks pregnant — every pregnancy

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

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

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