What to expect at a session

Collect a number then take a seat. When your number is called, make your way to the administration desk. Immunisation status will be reviewed, and you will be given colour-coded cards indicating the vaccinations to be administered. You will then complete a pre-immunisation checklist.

If immunising a child, undress the child in preparation. Generally, children under age 12 months are given injections in the legs, and over age 12 months in the arms.

During the immunisation

When called again, make your way to the nurses. Make sure you have read the pre-immunisation checklist: you will be asked if you have any questions. Please let the nurses know if you or a child is unwell or had any previous problems. Nurses will also provide information relating to possible reactions.

Immediately after immunisation

After all immunisations have been administered, return to the seating area and remain at the venue for at least 15 minutes. This is a precautionary measure in case of a reaction (adverse reactions are rare). If you have any concerns go back to the nurse immediately.

After you have left the session

Common side effects of immunisation are irritability, redness and soreness at the site of injections and mild fever. Nurses can advise you of measures to take to alleviate theses symptoms. Where a more serious reaction occurs, consult a doctor immediately. It takes about two weeks after receiving the vaccine for it to be effective. For most infants, immunisations require more than one dose before adequate disease protection can be reached.


  • Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 09 December 2020 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Saturday, 23 January 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


(10 bookings per half hour)

Watsonia Community Hall, 35 Lambourne Road, Watsonia 3083  View Map

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