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Immunisation

Vaccination against diseases not only protects individuals, but also others in the community. In Australia, the prevelance of deaths from tetanus, diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b and measles is very rare. This is due to the high infant and school age vaccination rates.

Early Years Immunisation Program

For all Early Years Immunisation enquiries please contact Portland District Health on 5521 0504 or email mch.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au.

School Entry Immunisation Certificates

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) – Immunisation History Statement

The quickest way to get your child’s statement is by using your Medicare online account through myGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.
You can also contact AIR on 1800 653 809.
For more information visit this link: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/air-immunisation-history-statement/40556#a1

Secondary School Program

Secondary School Immunisation sessions have been arranged for 2019. The vaccines that are currently provided to secondary school students free of charge under the National Immunisation Program are;

Year 7 Secondary school (or age equivalent, 12-13 years of age)
• Human papillomavirus (HPV) - 2 dose course
• Diphtheria- tetanus- pertussis - single dose

Year 10 Secondary School (or age equivalent)
• Meningococcal ACWY - single dose

Secondary school immunisation sessions are held at each school within the Glenelg Shire Council.

If your child has been absent from school during one of the immunisation sessions please contact your local GP to arrange a catch up vaccination.

When receiving immunisations from another provider (for example a local GP), please contact Council's Environmental Health Department on 5522 2229 to ensure our records are current and up to date. This will allow your child to continue to participate in the program.

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