IMMUNISATION

Immunisation

This service is provided free of charge to all residents of the municipality. Any child or adult who misses an immunisation clinic may be vaccinated on the spot by our public vaccinator.

The types of immunisation provided include:

- Poliomyelitis

- Measles/Mumps/Rubella

- Diphtheria

- Tetanus

- Whooping Cough

- Haemophilus Influenzae type b

- Hepatitis B (up to 10yrs free, Adults $30.00)

- Influenza and Pneumococcal - (Free to adults aged 65 years plus).

 

Further details on immunisations can be directed to the Maternal and Child Health Centre on 5461 1154

Immunisations are administered to infants, children and adults through regular monthly clinics at various venues throughout the municipality. It is also conducted via school programs aimed at specific age groups.  

Adults should receive diphtheria/tetanus booster every 10 years. Women of child bearing age should have their antibodies against rubella (German Measles) checked as the immunisation received as a teenager may no longer be effective.

Note: The Health Act 1958, now requires that children starting school in Prep Grade have a School Entry Immunisation Certificate. This certificate is issued by Council's Environmental Health Services.

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

Council has a range of information about issues such as vaccinating against preventable diseases, mosquito problems, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, & C and Legionnaires Disease. A free diabetic needle and syringe disposal service is also available. Council's Environmental Health Officer also monitors hairdressers, beauty parlours and skin penetration premises etc, to ensure correct infection control procedures are practiced.

 

HEAD LICE

Council employs a nurse who conducts head lice checks upon request by schools.  The Council charges a subsidised fee for this service.

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