Golden Plains Shire Council provides immunisation services to pre-school children using experienced staff from Ballarat City Council. Clinics are held at the Bannockburn Children's Services Centre on the third Tuesday of the month and at Haddon, Linton and Rokewood on the first Tuesday of the month. Please note that there will be no service provided in Haddon, Linton and Rokewood for January and November 2021.
Golden Plains Immunisation Program
COVID-19 UPDATE. All sessions will continue as scheduled. For those that will be attending please note that City of Ballarat Immunisation teams are implementing additional health screening measures. Only one primary care giver and a child can be present during immunisation. Extended family, siblings and partners are requested not to attend our facilities at present. These measures enable essential service delivery to continue, and protects families and the City of Ballarat health care workforce.
Clinics are held at the Bannockburn Children's Services Centre on the third Tuesday of the month and at Haddon, Linton and Rokewood on the first Tuesday of the month. Please note that there will be no service provided in Haddon, Linton and Rokewood for January and November 2021. Please see the 2021 Golden Plains Shire Council Childhood Immunisation Schedule for specific times and locations. Bookings are not necessary.
Please ensure that your Medicare Card and your child's Health Record Book are brought to the session. There is a fifteen (15) minute wait after all vaccinations. Detailed information on the vaccines given is available on the Department of Health Immunisation Program webpage.
It is strongly recommended that before any immunisation takes place, you read the Department of Health Pre-Immunisation Checklist and the Department of Health Vaccine Side Effects and talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any concerns.
For the current immunisation schedule for Victoria, please visit the Department of Health Immunisation Program webpage.
School Entry Certificate
If you are seeking a school entry certificate for your child, please call the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809. Have your Medicare card number ready and they will provide you with the relevant documentation for your child. For any other medical advice pertaining to the health of your child, please call your family doctor.
Immunisation Status Certificates
An Immunisation Status Certificate is a document which is generally issued by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR), giving evidence as to whether or not your child has been immunised against the vaccine preventable diseases as per the National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, the parent/guardian of a child must give an immunisation status certificate to the person in charge of the primary school that the child is to attend. The person in charge of a primary school must take reasonable steps to obtain an Immunisation Status Certificate in respect of each child attending the primary school.
For further information on Immunisation Status Certificates, please contact the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800 635 809 or email: [email protected]