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IMMUNISATIONS

There are a number of infectious diseases which can be prevented by immunisation. Many vaccines are provided free-of-charge and are available from your General Practitioner or Immunisation clinics.  Click the link below to view the recommended and fully funded vaccine plan according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule. 

National Immunisation Program Schedule

Why should I have my child immunised?

  • Immunisation is the only effective way of giving protection against the disease.
  • After immunisation, your child is far less likely to catch the disease if there are outbreaks in the community.
  • If enough people in the community are immunised, the infection can no longer be spread from person to person and the disease dies out altogether. This is how smallpox was eliminated from the world, and how polio has been eliminated from many countries.
  • Despite excellent hospital care, significant illness and death still occur from diseases which can be prevented by immunisation.

2013 High School Immunisation Sessions

Wednesday 6th March  - 10.30am - Latrobe High School and Geneva Christian College
Grade 7 All - 1st Gardasil
Grade 9 Boys - 1st Gardasil

Wednesday 8th May - 10.30am - Latrobe High School and Geneva Christian College
Grade 7 All - 2nd Gardasil
Grade 9 Boys - 2nd Gardasil
Grade 9 All - Boostrix (dTpa)

Wednesday 31st July- 10.30am - Latrobe High School and Geneva Christian College
Grade 7 All - Boostrix (dTpa)
Grade 10 All - Boostrix (dTpa)

Wednesday 23rd October - 10.30am - Latrobe High School and Geneva Christian College
Grade 7 All - 3rd Gardasil
Grade 9 Boys - 3rd Gardasil

Infant Immunisation Sessions

Latrobe immunisation sessions are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between 12.00 and 12.30pm. at Latrobe Family Medical Practice, 45B Gilbert Street, Latrobe.  Please remember to bring your Medicare card.

NB:  As dates may change, please confirm session prior to attendance by telephoning 6426 1141

Council also conducts a school immunisation program for all schools within the Municipality. Consent forms are delivered to each school for distribution to those students that are eligible to participate in the program.  An information sheet in relation to each vaccine will be provided with each consent form.  Parents/Guardians are strongly recommended to read the supporting information before consenting to their child being immunised.

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