Infant Immunisation Sessions
Council conducts childhood immunisation sessions once a month at the Creswick Community Health Centre 1 Hill Street Creswick and the Hepburn Health Services in Jamieson Street Daylesford commencing at 11.00 am – 12.00 noon.
For school entry Immunisation Status Certificates please contact the Australia Immunisation Register (AIR) Telephone 1800 653 809 or online at www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-register
Secondary School Immunisation
Council offers a free Secondary School Immunisation Program at the Daylesford Secondary College based on the National Immunisation Schedule. The Program is run in conjunction with the Secondary School Schedule and there are three scheduled visits for the Calendar Year at the College.
Information packs containing consent card booklets are sent out to families of the Year 7 Students involved with the Immunisation Program. Students must return the correctly completed and signed consent card to the Secondary School in order for the vaccines to be administered on the scheduled visit to the College. For statistical purposes, all cards must be returned to the school even if the student is not receiving the vaccine.
The Department of Health has designed a new website specifically for Students / Teachers / Parents and the School Coordinators to help with the education of the immunisation program. The website provides up to date resources that can be downloaded by all parties involved with the program. For further information visit the Immune Hero Website.
The following schedule for Secondary Schools has been set for the coming year and beyond :
Year 7 Students
Human Papillomavirus (Gardasil) – 3 Dose Schedule
Varicella (Chickenpox) – 1 Dose Schedule
Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (Boostrix) – 1 Dose Schedule