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Immunisation in Knox

We provide a convenient immunisation service at Knox Civic Centre. Vaccinations help you to stay healthy and provide protection against serious diseases and infections.

New online booking system

We have introduced a new online booking system from July 2023.

New features in the new online booking system include:

  • managing vaccination bookings for multiple people
  • vaccination summary
  • improved SMS and email reminders and notifications

About our immunisation service

Knox City Council provides free immunisations to children based on the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

We also offer a range of vaccines for children and adults, including meningococcal, whooping cough, chickenpox and flu. Details and costs are listed below.

We operate immunisation sessions during the day and evening at the Knox Civic Centre.

Book an immunisation

We always recommend that you make an appointment on our online booking system in advance. If you walk in without an appointment, you will be offered the next available time which may be in a different session.

Book an immunisation or view session times

Flu vaccinations

We  provide flu vaccinations at a cost. Eligible people may receive the flu vaccine for free.

Book a flu immunisation or view session times

Other vaccinations

We offer a range of paid vaccinations for children and adults. Payment can be made when you book on our online booking system.


Recommended for

Booking cost

Meningococcal B vaccine Infants from 6 weeks of age $147.00
Meningococcal ACWY vaccine Infants from 6 weeks of age


Note: This vaccine is free for children aged 12 months old, under the National Immunisation Program.

Whooping cough vaccines Adult household contacts and carers of infants less than 6 months of age. It is recommended that you receive the vaccine at least 2 weeks before contact with the infant, if your last dose was more than 10 years ago. $61.00
Chickenpox vaccine Children from 12 months of age


Note: This vaccine is free for children aged 18 months old under the National Immunisaton Program.

Flu vaccine Children from 5 years old, and adults


Note: Eligible people can receive the flu vaccine for free at Council.

Free Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

We provide the HPV vaccine for free to people aged 12 to 25 years old, under the National Immunisation program. Bookings for this vaccination can be made through our online booking system.

Adults aged 26 years and older are usually not recommended the HPV vaccination. If you are in this age range and wish to receive the HPV vaccination, speak with your doctor for advice.

Before attending an immunisation session

Before you attend a Council immunisation session, please remember to:

Make sure everyone attending:

  • is well and does not feel ill
  • does not have a temperature of 37.5°C or higher

Please note: it is not necessary to take paracetamol/ibuprofen before  vaccinations at Council. Paracetamol/ibuprofen is recommended before the meningococcal B vaccine.

On the day of vaccination

When should your child get vaccinated?

Please refer to the National Immunisation Program Schedule for details on which vaccines your child should take and when.

The below provides extra information on the key ages when your child will get vaccinations.


Vaccination information

6 to 8 weeks old

  • Children usually receive their first vaccinations between 6 to 8 weeks old. You must complete the pink consent form for your child to be vaccinated.
  • The rotavirus vaccine is one of the first vaccinations your child will receive.
  • You can find more information on the oral rotavirus vaccine from the Better Health website.
  • The meningococcal B and meningococcal ACWY vaccines are recommended from 6 weeks of age. The meningococcal vaccines can be booked at a cost.
From 4 months
  • Your child should receive their second set of vaccines at 4 months old.

From 6 months

  • There must be at least 8 weeks gap between your baby’s 4 months and 6 months vaccines.
  • The flu vaccine is recommended from 6 months old.

From 12 months

  • Your child should receive their 12 months' vaccines from their first birthday.
  • The flu vaccine is recommended if your child has not had it this season.
  • The chickenpox vaccine is recommended for children at 12 months old to provide immunity from an earlier age. The chickenpox vaccine can be booked at a cost.
From 18 months
  • Your child should receive their 18 months' vaccines at 18 months old.
  • The flu vaccine is recommended if your child has not had it this season.
  • Your child receives the chickenpox vaccine for free, under the National Immunisation Program a free dose of chickenpox vaccine (Government funded) at Council. The chickenpox vaccine needs to be taken at least one month prior to the 18 month old vaccines.

From 4 years old

Extra vaccinations

Extra vaccines are given to children with certain medical risk conditions. Talk to our Immunisation team if your child:

  • is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • is premature, born on or before 32 weeks
  • has low birth weight (under 2000g)
  • has chronic medical risk conditions

Questions on vaccinations? Check out Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation or talk to your healthcare professionals.

Immunisation appointment process

When attending an appointment, we request that:

  • maximum 2 adults accompany a child to the appointment
  • you arrive at the selected appointment time
  • you practice social distancing and good hand hygiene
  • you do not attend your appointment if you or your child:
    • are unwell
    • have a temperature of over 37.5C
Vaccination during pregnancy
  • Pregnant women can receive free whooping cough vaccine from 20 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Pregnant women can receive free flu vaccine during any stage of pregnancy.

You can find more information at:

Concerns about vaccinations

Please talk to your doctor or health care professional if you have any questions or concerns about immunisation.

You can also check out Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation. The website contains accessible information for parents on vaccinations.

Provide feedback on immunisation services

Please contact us if you have any feedback on Council immunisation services.

Need help?

Email and we will get back to you.

Or call our Health Services team on 9298 8000.

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