The City of Ballarat immunisation service aims to ensure the health and wellbeing of every resident in our community by reducing the incidence of vaccine preventable disease.
Qualified Nurse Immunisers provide to the community the complete schedule of National Immunisation Program early childhood vaccinations. These are offered in several locations across Ballarat at regular intervals. This service is flexible with a mix of drop-in and appointment services in the City of Ballarat
PLEASE NOTE : The City of Ballarat does not provide advice or vaccinations for travel purposes. For information and advice about travel vaccinations contact the Travel Medicine Clinic (10 Drummond St Sth) or the Federation University's Health Centre.
Immunisation records for vaccinations provided by the City of Ballarat Immunisation Service are available. These statements do not include immunisations carried out by other health provider’s e.g. local doctor or Community Health Centre.
The School Entry Immunisation Certificate & Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
The AIR will provide a national database that keeps a record of all vaccines given to children up to the age of 20 years. It is the responsibility of immunisation providers to report vaccines administered to AIR. A history statement of a child's immunisation status is automatically posted to the family address (as registered with Medicare) at one, two and five years of age.
The AIR mails a school entry certificate to parents on completion of four-year-old vaccines. If a child's immunisation records are incomplete or missing, call the City of Ballarat immunisation service at+61 3 5320 5720.
An annual influenza vaccine is recommended, and is provided free to people in medical risk-groups. The City of Ballarat offers a flu immunisation program.
How do I get the Flu Vaccination?
Visit a City of Ballarat drop-in clinic at Girrabanya Centre, 11B Steinfeld Street, Ballarat at these times:
9am to 12pm, Thursday 30 March
9am to 12pm, Thursday 6 April
9am to 12pm, Saturday 8 April
4 to 6:30pm, Wednesday 12 April
9am to 12pm, Thursday 13 April
9am to 12pm, Thursday 20 April
9am to 12pm, Saturday 22 April
9am to 12pm, Thursday 27 April
4 to 6:30pm, Wednesday 3 May
Appointments are available at other times. Call 5320 5850.
Additional drop-in clinic dates will be scheduled for May.
How much does the Flu Vaccine cost?
The flu vaccine is free to people over 65 years, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women or people with an eligible medical condition. For all other people, the cost of the flu vaccine is $20. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available.
Can I get the Flu Vaccination at work?
Yes, the City of Ballarat Immunisation Nurses also visit businesses in the Ballarat area to immunise staff for the Flu Vaccine. For information or to book the service, call 5320 5850.
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