We support the health and wellbeing of the community by providing a safe, accessible and cost-effective immunisation service in order to prevent the spread of diseases. All vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program are free to Medicare card holders.
A fee is payable for vaccines that are not funded and are available at most clinics.
Please phone 8229 9999 to check availability.
We offer walk-in clinics on the first Wednesday of every month from 3pm – 5:30 pm and on the third Friday of every month from 10am – 12:30pm.
Clinics are held at the Brighton Masonic Centre, 1 Commercial Road Brighton.
Please remember to bring your child’s health record (blue book), Medicare card and any other relevant immunisation record.
For more information see our Immunisation Calendar 2017(66 kb).
Please check our website in March/ April for times and dates of our 2017 Flu Clinics.
Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious viral infection that is responsible for major outbreaks of respiratory illness around the world, usually in the winter months. Unlike the common cold, influenza can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications such as pneumonia and bronchitis, which often require hospitalisation.
Vaccination offers effective protection against influenza, although vaccines need to be given each year as flu viruses are always changing.
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone from six months of age, but is available free under the National Immunisation Program for people who face a high risk from influenza and its complications. These are:
- People aged 65 years and over
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait people aged six months to less than five years
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are aged 15 years and over
- Pregnant women
- People aged six months and over with medical conditions such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes that can lead to complications from influenza.