Immunisation sessions continue

Is your child due for their immunisations, or are you eligible for a free flu vaccination?

Council’s regular immunisation sessions are still running and we’ve scheduled additional sessions to help meet the demand for the flu vaccine.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can access these sessions at the Melton Community Hall and the Caroline Springs Leisure Centre. All other centres are closed for now.

Those eligible for our free 2020 influenza (flu) vaccine, under the National Immunisation Program are:

· children aged 6 months to under 5 years of age

· all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

· people with certain chronic medical illnesses including chronic asthma, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease

· adults 65 years of age and over

· pregnant women

Our staff are following the latest advice on staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and we’re asking those attending our immunisation sessions to follow some precautions as well.

The sessions are for well babies, parents, and individuals, so if you’re feeling sick, please stay home.

Please minimise the number of people attending – only one parent to attend per baby/child being vaccinated, and avoid bringing siblings.

Remember to practice social distancing by staying 1.5 metres from others as much as possible.

Children’s medical record books are not required at these sessions to minimise contact.

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