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.
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.
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.
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.
(10 bookings per half hour)
Watsonia Community Hall, 35 Lambourne Road, Watsonia 3083 View Map
35 Lambourne Road ,
We're running public flu shot sessions from April to August.
Anyone aged 6 months up to age 5 is welcome to free immunisations. Limited stock is available for age 6 and up for $25 when attending with a child.
For people over 65, contact your GP as we cannot administer the flu shot.
By getting your flu shot, you’re not only protecting yourself. You’re also protecting young babies less than 6 months old and people who have low immunity who can't receive the shot.
Learn more about getting your shot