Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against certain diseases. All of these diseases can cause serious complications and sometimes death.
These diseases can be prevented by routine childhood immunisation. Immunisation (or vaccination) is given as an injection and helps children stay healthy by preventing serious infections.
Vaccinations in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council's recommended immunisation schedule are provided free to all persons. Click here to view the current Adult_and_Child_Immunisation_Schedule_2013.pdf.
The Council no longer conduct monthly immunisation clinics at Ulverstone and Penguin. Childhood immunisation in accordance with the above schedule is available through local doctors.
During the year, in accordance with the above schedule, the Council's immunisation staff will administer the following vaccines at school clinics within the Central Coast area:
. Gardasil (Human Papilloma Virus) for all Grade 7 students and Grade 9 boys
. Boostrix (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) for Grade 7, Grade 9 and Grade 10 students
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) is a national database with details of vaccinations given to children from 1996 onwards who live in Australia. Parents can telephone the ACIR on 1800 653 809 (free call) for information about their child's vaccination status regardless of where the vaccination was given in Australia.
For more information, contact the Council's Environment & Health Group.