Immunisation

Young girl receiving an injection.

COVID-19 immunisation service changes

Our immunisation teams have have health screening measures in place for your appointment. Only one caregiver and a child can attend an immunisation appointment. Extended family, siblings and partners are asked not to attend appointments at the moment.

These safety measures help us continue this service, and protect families and the City of Ballarat healthcare workforce.

What vaccinations does my child need?

For more information about the schedule of funded childhood vaccines in Victoria, please read the Department of Health and Human Services' immunisation schedule and vaccine eligibility criteria

Our qualified immunisation nurses provide scheduled, funded vaccinations for children following the National Immunisation Program. The City of Ballarat does not provide childhood flu vaccinations.

Where can I go to get my child vaccinated?

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Girrabanya Integrated Children's Centre

11B Steinfeld Street, Ballarat

 

Lucas Community Hub

17 Coltman Plaza, Lucas

Girrabanya Integrated Children's Centre

11B Steinfeld Street, Ballarat

 

Lucas Community Hub

17 Coltman Plaza, Lucas

By appointment By appointment By appointment

To make an immunisation booking, please contact the City of Ballarat's Family and Children's Services team on 5320 5720.

Where can I go for vaccination advice?

How do I keep track of my child’s immunisations?

Vaccinations given by our team are registered with the Australian Immunisation Register. You can find your Immunisation History Statement on your MyGov (Medicare) account or call the immunisation register on 1800 653 809.

This statement will be needed for your child to enrol to children’s services and schools.

Can I get vaccinated at the City of Ballarat for an overseas trip?

We don't provide vaccinations (or advice) for travel purposes. Contact your GP, a medical centre or Federation University's Health Centre for specialist travel vaccine advice.

What is the cost of vaccination?

Children with eligibility for a Medicare card will not be charged.

Where else can I get immunisations?

Immunisation services are available through

  • GPs
  • community health centres
  • pharmacists
  • Aboriginal health services

Where can I get a flu injection?

You can get the flu vaccine from doctors, indigenous health services, pharmacists, hospitals and community health services. Ballarat Community Health gas a workplace flu vaccination program.

An annual flu vaccine is recommended to prevent disease, reduce absenteeism and avoid flu complications.