Immunisation

Our Immunisation Service is available to children and families living in Kingston.

Childhood

Step 1.Find out what vaccine your child needs

We provide free immunisations for children aged six weeks to four years old, and secondary school students as per the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

Step 2.Book an appointment

Check our immunisation calendar for your preferred date and location, then complete our online form to make an appointment.

Book an immunisation appointment

If you prefer, you can call 9581 4870 and leave a message with: 

  • Your name
  • Contact number 
  • Child's name
  • Child's date of birth 

We will return your call as soon as possible to arrange your appointment.

Step 3.Remember to bring 

  • Your Medicare card 
  • Your child’s health record (green book) 
  • Any previous immunisation history  

Flu

Step 1.Find out if your eligible for a free vaccination

The following groups are eligible to receive a free influenza (flu) vaccine: 

  • children aged six months up to five years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from six months 
  • people aged six months or older who have medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications (e.g. severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes) 
  • pregnant people (during any stage of pregnancy) 
  • people aged 65 and over  

View our immunisation calendar.

Please be advised that we are not part of the government program providing free flu vaccinations for the month of June to everyone over the age of 5 years (see Department of Health for more information). This is only available through selected GP clinics and pharmacies.

Step 2.Purchase your flu vaccine

If you don’t fit the above criteria, you will need to pay for your flu vaccine

Purchase a flu vaccine

Step 3.Book an appointment online

Get your details ready and complete our online form

Book a flu vaccination appointment

Whooping Cough

Step 1.Find out if your eligible for a free vaccination

Whooping cough vaccinations are recommended during pregnancy and for all people who will be in contact with a newborn (e.g. parents, grandparents and extended family members).

The following groups are eligible to receive a free whooping cough (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) vaccine: 

  • pregnant people from 20 weeks gestation
  • partners of people who are at least 20 weeks pregnant (if the partner has not received a whooping cough vaccine in the last 10 years)
  • parents or legal guardians of babies under six months of age (if they have not received a whooping cough vaccine in the last 10 years).

View our immunisation calendar.

Step 2.Purchase your whooping cough vaccine

If you don’t fit the above criteria, you will need to pay for your whooping cough vaccine

Purchase a whooping cough vaccine

Step 3.Book an appointment online

Get your details ready and complete our online form

Book an immunisation appointment

Immunisation centres

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If you are under 20 years old and have missed any immunisations in the National Immunisation Program Schedule, you can receive them for free by making an appointment at one of our immunisation centres. 

Book an appointment

We offer school immunisation sessions at all our local secondary schools. Immunisations are offered as per the National Immunisation Program Schedule

A parent’s consent is required for all student immunisations. Your child’s school will provide you with the consent forms required.  

If your child has missed a school immunisation session, you can book an appointment at one of our immunisation centres. 

Book an appointment

Please also complete the relevant consent form prior to your appointment:

Our immunisation service does not provide travel vaccines. 

If you are travelling overseas, visit your GP or a travel clinic at least one month prior to get advice on vaccination for you and your children.   

Visit Better Health Channel’s Travel Immunisation or Smartraveller for more information.  

Your child’s immunisations must be up to date before enrolling in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria. Visit Better Health Channel’s No Jab, No Play for more information.  

When enrolling, you will need to provide a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register

If you have recently moved to Australia, our immunisation team can help to: 

Please email immunisation@kingston.vic.gov.au with the following information:  

  • Any evidence of your child’s immunisation history (with your child’s name and date of birth). This needs to be translated to English if it’s in another language.
  • Address  
  • Contact number