Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community by increasing the level of immunity and minimising the spread of infection.
Immunisation has been repeatedly demonstrated to be one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent disease.
Gannawarra Shire Council provides free immunisation in accordance with the National Immunisation Program.
Immunisation sessions are held monthly at two locations – Cohuna and Kerang.
Kerang Immunisation Program
Cohuna Immunisation Program
Immunisation Program 2013
|Thursday 10.30-12.00noon||Thursday 5.30-6.30pm||Thursday 10.30-12.00noon|
|January 3||January 17||January 17|
|February 7||February 21||February 21|
|March 7||March 21||March 21|
|April 4||April 18||April 18|
|May 2||May 16||May 16|
|June 6||June 20||June 20|
|July 4||July 18||July 18|
|August 1||August 15||August 15|
|September 5||September 19||September 19|
|October 3||October 17||October 17|
|November 7||November 21||November 21|
|December 5||December 19||December 19|
Council is a registered immunisation provider providing immunisations according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule. Vaccines not covered by the Schedule are available for a fee.
The Schedule recommends that children (with very few exceptions) be immunised against the following diseases.
The following vaccines are offered to students in secondary school.
A consent card must be signed by a parent/guardian before any vaccine is given.
On the day of vaccination, each vaccinated student will be given a form to take home stating what vaccines were given. This form should be kept with previous immunisation records.
Parents of students who are absent from school on the day of vaccination will be contacted by Council. These students can receive missed vaccines at Council's monthly immunisation sessions.
Adult and Other Immunisation
Council also provides immunisation against the following diseases, for people not covered by the Schedule, for a fee.