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Wellington Shire Council provides all people working and residing within the municipality with a funded immunisation program in line with the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

This program consists of monthly community immunisation sessions in Sale, Maffra, Heyfield and Yarram along with a secondary school based immunisation program. Appointments are required, please phone 1300 366 244 to book your place or complete our online booking form for your chosen location:

Appointments are essential for all immunisations - please see the booking forms above or contact the Environmental Health Department on 1300 366 244.

If bookings are exhausted and your child is due for an immunisation, please contact 1300 366 244 for a discussion.

Annual Influenza Vaccination

Annual influenza vaccinations are available at the Wellington Shire Council Community Immunisation Sessions between the months of May to December. If you require the influenza vaccination between January and April, please contact our Environmental Health Team on 1300 366 244 to determine if stock is available.

Eligibility for the free influenza vaccine

The following people are eligible to receive a free seasonal influenza vaccine:

  • People aged six months to less than five years.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged six months and older.
  • Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy).
  • People aged 65 years and older.
  • People aged six months and older with medical conditions putting them at increased risk of severe influenza and its complications, comprising those with cardiac disease; chronic respiratory conditions; chronic neurological conditions; immunocompromising conditions; diabetes and other metabolic disorders; renal disease; haematological disorders.
  • Children aged six months to 10 years on long-term aspirin therapy.
  • Children under nine years receiving their influenza vaccination for the first time require two doses of vaccine, spaced by a minimum of one month.

Those ineligible for a free influenza vaccine can purchase the influenza vaccine at our community immunisation sessions for a fee of 25.00

This is payable on the day by cash or EFTPOS.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Wellington Shire Council is NOT providing the COVID-19 vaccine. To check your eligibility and determine where you can receive your vaccine please check your eligibility at www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-checker.

Attending Wellington Shire Council Vaccination Sessions

Please wear a loose-fitting top that will allow the nurses to view the entire upper arm without constriction of the deltoid muscle.

Important Note: Due to the concerns around the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking measures to protect the community.

It is vital that you follow the following steps:

  • Do not attend if you or your child have symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or cough).
  • Do not attend if you or your children are subject to a self-isolation requirement.
  • Use hand sanitiser provided at the entrance to the reception and waiting area.
  • It is everyone's responsibility to maintain physical distance of at least 1.5 metres from the nearest person.
  • Some sessions may require wait periods to be held outside the venue, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
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Yarram Immunisation Schedule

First Wednesday of each Month from 11.00am - 11.30am

Venue: Yarram District Hub, 156 Grant Street, Yarram


2022 Session Dates

  • Wednesday 2 February
  • Wednesday 2 March
  • Wednesday 6 April
  • Wednesday 4 May
  • Wednesday 1 June
  • Wednesday 6 July
  • Wednesday 3 August
  • Wednesday 7 September
  • Wednesday 5 October
  • Wednesday 2 November
  • Wednesday 7 December

Heyfield Immunisation Schedule

Second Tuesday of the Month from 9.30am - 10.15am

Venue: Heyfield Library, 42 Macfarlane Street, Heyfield


2022 Session Dates

  • Tuesday 11 January
  • Tuesday 8 February
  • Tuesday 8 March
  • Tuesday 12 April
  • Tuesday 10 May
  • Tuesday 14 June
  • Tuesday 12 July
  • Tuesday 9 August
  • Tuesday 13 September
  • Tuesday 11 October
  • Tuesday 8 November
  • Tuesday 13 December

Maffra Immunisation Schedule

Second Tuesday of the Month from 11.30am - 12.15pm

Venue: Geoff Webster Hall, Maffra Anglican Church (Opposite Maffra Primary School)

2022 Session Dates

  • Tuesday 11 January
  • Tuesday 8 February
  • Tuesday 8 March
  • Tuesday 12 April
  • Tuesday 10 May
  • Tuesday 14 June
  • Tuesday 12 July
  • Tuesday 9 August
  • Tuesday 13 September
  • Tuesday 11 October
  • Tuesday 8 November
  • Tuesday 13 December

Sale Immunisation Schedule

Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month from 9.30am - 10.30am

Venue: Wellington Centre, Port of Sale (Carang Carang Room)

2022 Session Dates
  • Wednesday 12 January
  • Wednesday 9 & 23 February
  • Wednesday 9 & 23 March
  • Wednesday 13 & 27 April
  • Wednesday 11 & 25 May
  • Wednesday 8 & 22 June
  • Wednesday 13 & 27 July
  • Wednesday 10 & 24 August
  • Wednesday 14 & 28 September
  • Wednesday 12 & 26 October
  • Wednesday 9 & 23 November
  • Wednesday 14 December

Immunisation Histories / School Entry Immunisation Certificates

All children enrolling in Victorian primary schools either first time or when changing schools, must demonstrate their immunisation status to the school. Once your child has been fully immunised, an immunisation history statement is automatically sent to your Medicare registered address from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR, previously known as ACIR).

AIR Immunisation History Statements

You can get your child's statement if they are under 14 years of age.

The quickest way to get your child's statement is by using your Medicare online account. Do this through the:

You can also call the AIR enquiries line. It can take up to 10 business days to get your statement in the post.

For adults and teenagers

Due to privacy laws, anyone aged 14 years or older has to get their own statement. They can do this:

Young people aged 14 years or older can give Services Australia permission for their parents to access their immunisation history statement.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022