Immunisation is one of the most successful forms of medical intervention in modern history, saving millions of people from illness and death. At a local level, our immunisation program targets local children to promote public health standards in our community to combat infectious diseases.
Why vaccination is important?
Vaccinations protect your child from many dangerous diseases such as Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Diphtheria and Meningococcal C. Immunisation is also important for children starting school because schools now require a certificate showing each child's immunisation status before enrolment.
Where to vaccinate your child?
Childhood immunisation is available from a variety of providers including GPs, children's hospitals and at Ashfield Council’s free immunisation clinic. Our immunisation clinic operates at Ashfield Council Civic Centre once a month. The clinic operates between 9.30am-11.00am. The Civic Centre is located at 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield. Please make your way to the Activity Rooms 3 & 4 via the Customer Service Centre.
Vaccines are administered by experienced and qualified nurses to all local children in accordance with national guidelines.
One of the benefits of our clinic is the reminder system, where parents are sent a reminder letter and invitation to the clinic when each vaccination is due. This is an advantage for busy parents, parents with low English proficiency and grandparents and other carers.
Click here to download a copy of the Immunisation Clinic schedule for 2017.
For more information about immunisation, please contact our Immunisation Officer on 9716 1916.