Council Immunisation Sessions

Locations for Immunisation Sessions

Council currently hold Immunisation Sessions at the following locations in the Shire:

  • Warragul - Warragul Senior Citizens Hall, Corner of  Mason and Barkly Street, Warragul
  • Drouin - Baw Baw Shire Offices, 33 Young Street, Drouin
  • Trafalgar - Community Service Centre (Senior Citizen Hall), Princes Highway Trafalgar

For information about upcoming session times go to Immunisation Schedule 2018.

If you or your child/children are due for vaccinations, you may attend any of the above locations during session times to receive the vaccination. No booking is required. Remember to bring your child's immunisation/child health book or your record card with you together with your Medicare card.

You will be required to wait 15 minutes after receiving the vaccination to make sure you do not have any adverse reactions to the vaccine.

What you should consider before immunisation

As a general rule, unless your child has a temperature of 38.5°C or higher they should be fine to receive immunisations. Even if a child has a runny nose, cough, slight cold or has recently completed a course of antibiotics, they should still be okay to receive immunisations.

Remember, as a parent you are the best person to gauge your child's behaviour and we would always recommend that if you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or health care professional before immunisation. Our immunisation nurses are more than happy to discuss any concerns you may have. Don't be embarrassed to ask questions, even if you feel they may be trivial. It is important that you feel positive about your child being immunised.

If you are unsure about whether your child is well enough to receive their vaccinations, email the Immunisation Team or call 5624 2519.

Adverse reactions to vaccine

It is very important to remain at the venue for at least 15 minutes after immunisation for observation. Reactions to vaccines are rare, particularly severe reactions, but if they do occur it is usually within this time. You will receive information on the possible side effects of vaccines at the vaccination session.

If a reaction persists for longer than the period specified in that information sheet, you should notify your doctor or contact your nearest hospital.

Severe reactions should be reported immediately to a doctor or hospital.

Please also contact Council's Public Health Unit to report any severe reaction, which we will then refer to SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community).

Further doses

Some vaccines require more than one dose. After receiving your first dose of any vaccine, you should check the prescribed period between doses with the immunisation nurse or the Council’s Immunisation Team so that you know when to return for further doses.
 
Children should generally not be given their immunisations more than a week earlier than the National Immunisation Schedule indicates. However, if you are travelling overseas or are unable to bring your child at the prescribed time please contact us first to make sure it’s okay for them to receive their immunisations early.

Pregnant women should always check with their doctor or immunisation nurse prior to receiving any vaccine, particularly live vaccines such as chicken pox or MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella).