Immunisation

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Overview

Gannawarra Shire Council is pleased to provide immunisations to the community during monthly morning sessions at Cohuna and Kerang, as well as an afternoon session at Kerang.

Bookings for these sessions are essential. To book, please phone (03) 5450 9333. Please note that all dates are subject to change.

Immunisations are also given to Year 7 and Year 10 students at secondary schools throughout the municipality. Adolescents of equivalent age who are no longer at school are also eligible for these vaccines, and can attend Council sessions.

For details on vaccines available and locations, please view the links below.

Influenza vaccinations - important information

Influenza vaccines can be booked at Council’s monthly immunisation sessions.

Children aged 6 months to under 5 years, people with a medical condition and those over 65 years are eligible for free influenza vaccine.  All other people will be required to pay for their vaccine. 

Immunisation schedule

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood.

All vaccines listed in the NIP Schedule are free.

Immunisations given in accordance with the NIP include protection against:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping Cough
  • Haemophilus Influenza B
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Meningococcal ACW&Y
  • Chicken Pox
  • Influenza (for eligible individuals)

Other vaccines can be purchased depending on availability.

Cohuna

Location:  Maternal and Child Health Centre (cnr Market and Channel streets)  
Bookings:   Bookings for these sessions are essential. To book an appointment, please phone (03) 5450 9333

2022 dates

Morning sessions

(10.30am - 12 noon)

 19 January
 16 February
 16 March
 20 April
 18 May
 15 June
 20 July
 17 August
 21 September
 19 October
 16 November
 21 December

Kerang

Location: 

Sir John Gorton Library (cnr Shadforth Street and Murray Valley Highway)

Bookings:  Bookings for these sessions are essential. To book an appointment, please phone (03) 5450 9333

2022 dates

Morning sessions

(10.30am - 12 noon) 

                     

Afternoon sessions

(4pm - 5.30pm) 

5 January   19 January
2 February   16 February
2 March   16 March
6 April   20 April
4 May    18 May
1 June   15 June
6 July   20 July
3 August   17 August
7 September   21 September
5 October    19 October
2 November   16 November
7 December    21 December