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The Council provides free immunisation sessions to all members of the public for vaccinations on the Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule. Council also provides certain vaccines for a fee. This extensive immunisation program aims to maximise protection against preventable diseases within the community.

Family & Children
 Immunisations for Life
 Scheduled Public Immunisation Sessions
 Benalla Immunisation Dates 2016-2017
 Immunisation Schedule
 Vaccines Available (inc. costs)
 School Entry Immunisation Certificate
 School Immunisation Program
 Has Your Son Had the HPV Vaccine?
 Workplace Immunisation

Immunisations for Life
Not sure if you or someone you care for needs an immunisation?

What immunisations you need depends on your Health, Age, Lifestyle, Occupation(HALO).

Check your Immunisation HALO here

Immunisation for Life Poster

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Scheduled Public Immunisation Sessions
The council holds free immunisation clinics which are open to all members of the community. No Bookings are required. If the client to be vaccinated is under 18 year, consent for vaccination must be given by a parent or legal guardian. Clients being vaccinated must wait at the venue for 15 minutes after vaccines have been administered.

Vaccines available:

Free of charge vaccines: All vaccines on the National Immunisation Program Schedule

Immunisation Schedule Victoria from January 2015
Enhanced Immunisation Schedule Victoria January 2015
Free Vaccine Victoria - criteria for eligibilty

Fee for service vaccines (Please note: These vaccines are available free of charge to certain groups): Influenza, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis A and B vaccines - please phone 2 weeks prior to attending an immunisation session, to ensure the vaccine is available for you. Cash payment is accepted at all immunisation sessions.

What to bring:

Your Medicare card
Your vaccination record / your child's health record book

Further Information:

Phone: 1800 655 360
Email: immunise @wodonga.vic.gov.au
Website: www.wodonga.vic.gov.au

Immunisation sessions will be held at Benalla Community Care, 45 Coster Street Benalla on the first Monday of the month between 10.00am and 11.30am. An additional session will now be held at Waminda Neighbourhood House at 19 Ballintine Street Benalla on the first Monday of every month at 12.45pm to 1.30pm.

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Benalla Immunisation Dates 2016-2017
WHERE   TIME   Nov - Dec 2016   Jan 2017   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec    
Community Care Activity Room 45 Coster Street Benalla   10am to 11.30am   7/11 - 5/12   9   6   6   3   1   5   3   7   4   2   6   4    
Waminda Neighbourhood House 19 Ballintine Street Benalla   12.45pm to 1.30pm   7/11 - 5/12   9   6   6   3   1   5   3   7   4   2   6   4    

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Immunisation Schedule
Age    Diseases    Vaccines    
2 months   Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Poliomyelitis; Haemophilus influenzae type b/Hepatitis B; Pneumococcal; Rotavirus   Infanrix Hexa; Prevenar 13; Rotateq    
4 months   Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Poliomyelitis; Haemophilus influenzae type b/Hepatitis B; Pneumococcal; Rotavirus   Infanrix Hexa; Prevenar 13; Rotateq    
6 months   Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Poliomyelitis; Pneumococcal; Rotavirus   Infanrix Hexa; Prevenar 13; Rotateq    
12 months   Measles/Mumps/Rubella; Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal C   Priorix; Menitorix    
18 months   Chickenpox   Priorix Tetra    
4 years   Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis/Poliomyelitis; Measles/Mumps/Rubella   Infanrix IPV; Priorix    
Any Age   Hepatitis B (1st dose)    HB VaxII Adult    
1 month later    Hepatitis B (2nd dose)    HB VaxII Adult    
6 months after 1st dose    Hepatitis B (3rd dose)    HB VaxII Adult    
Year 7   Chickenpox; HPV   Varilix; Gardasil    
Year 9 Boys only   HPV   Gardasil    
Year 10   Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis   Boostrix    
Non-immune women shortly after delivery   Measles/Mumps/Rubella   Priorix    
50 years   Diptheria/Tetanus   ADT    
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people From 15 years   Influenza; Pneumococcal   Influenza; Pneumovax 23    
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people From 50 years   Pneumococcal   Pneumovax 23    
Over 65 years   Influenza;Pneumococcal   Influenza;Pneumovax 23    

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Vaccines Available (inc. costs)
Disease(s)   Vaccine   Cost    
Hepatitis B, Year 7 School Program    HBVAX11    As per national schedule; Offered free to Year 7 students through School Program; $23 per dose for Adults     
Hepatitis A; Over 15 years    HAVRIX    $95 per dose; (2 doses required)     
Hepatitis A & B combined; Over 15 years    TWINRIX    $95 per dose ; (3 doses required)     
Chicken Pox    VARILRIX    Free for children aged 18 months or for catch up immunisation for children aged 19 months to 7 years of age. Offered free to Year 7 students through school program. $75 for any other dose requested.     
Influenza    INFLUVAX; FLUVAX    $20-30 per dose; (Children 6 months to 9 years 2 doses required if having for the first time); Adults yearly     
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis   BOOSTRIX   $35 per dose    

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School Entry Immunisation Certificate
To enrol your child for school, you will need a School Entry Immunisation Certificate. This certificate is issued by ACIR on completion of all the scheduled infant immunisation up to and including the 4 year old immunisation.

For children under the age of 14 years, their infant immunisation records are available by contacting the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) on 1800 653 809 or www.medicare.gov.au

If your child is not immunised, you still need the certificate
If your child is not immunised, you still need a School Entry Immunisation Certificate. To get the certificate, you will need to provide one or more of these records:
  • A statutory declaration that states that you have a conscientious objection to immunising your child.
  • A medical declaration from your doctor that gives medical reasons for not immunising your child.
You can get medical and statutory declaration forms from Council.

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School Immunisation Program
Benalla Immunisation Service visits all secondary schools each year to immunise Year 7 students against Chickenpox and Human Papilloma Virus & Year 10 students receive a booster vaccine for Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough).

Year 9 boys will be immunised against the Human Papilloma Virus throughout 2013 and 2014.

For further information please read the frequently asked questions contained in 'Immunisation information for parents of school-aged children'.

In 2007, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine was added to the National Immunisation Schedule and has been administered to Year 7 girls ever since. The vaccine protects against two types of the human papillomavirus that cause 70% of cervical cancers if individuals are vaccinated before they are infected. The vaccine is most effective if all three doses are taken preferably over a period of six months. The HPV vaccine is only free until the end of year 8 (if the first dose was administered in year 7).

For more information on HPV, the vaccine and cervical cancer, visit:
www.cervicalcancervaccine.org.au

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Has Your Son Had the HPV Vaccine?
Benalla Rural City Council is reminding parents of boys in Year 9 to ensure their son completes the three dose HPV vaccination course, given this is the last opportunity for them to have the vaccine for free.

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection which usually causes no symptoms and goes away by itself, but if left undetected, can cause cancer. The HPV vaccine (Gardasil) can significantly decrease your son's chances of developing HPV-related illnesses including cancer later in life and genital warts.

The vaccine, given at secondary school, prevents 90% of all HPV-related cancers in men, such as cancers of the penis, anus, and oropharynx and 90% of genital warts, and has been hailed as a breakthrough in preventative health. The third round of secondary school vaccinations will occur in October.

This year marks five years since the vaccine was introduced in Australia as part of the National Immunisation Program, which recommends girls and boys having the vaccine at 12–13 years of age. However, the vaccine is also being offered to boys aged 14–15 years for free until the end of 2014, as part of a catch up program.

If you are unsure if your son is fully immunised, please contact the National HPV Vaccination Program Register on 1800 478 734.

For more information about the vaccine and HPV, visit hpvvaccine.org.au or call the Cancer Council Victoria Helpline on 13 11 20.

For information about the school vaccination program, contact Council’s immunisation department on 1800 655 360.

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Workplace Immunisation
Council can provide, by arrangement, immunisation on site at workplaces. The cost is dependent upon the vaccine required and the number of immunisations required.

For workplace immunisation, please contact the Mobile Immunisation Service on 1800 655 360.


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Links
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 Victorian Government Immunisation Information
 Immunise Australia Program
 HPV, the vaccine and cervical cancer
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