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Immunisation

Effective 14 April 2020 until further notice

All City of Ryde Immunisation Clinics are held at the West Ryde Community Hall, 3-5 Anthony Rd, West Ryde.

It is important to maintain high levels of childhood vaccination coverage to prevent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. Influenza vaccines are available for children aged six months to 5 years.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City of Ryde is taking measures to protect the community.

It is vital that all NSW Health instructions are followed.

Please:

  • Only have one parent/guardian accompany a child into the clinic.
  • Do not attend clinic if you or your child have any symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a cough – or you have been instructed by a health professional to self-isolate.
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitiser at entrance to clinic.
  • Follow staff instructions in regard to queuing and maintaining the recommended social distance.

All children aged 6 months to less than 5 years will be eligible for free influenza vaccines at our Immunisation Clinics. Influenza vaccine is now available.

Council has been providing an immunisation service to our local community for over 50 years. This service is available for all children from newborn to five years of age regardless of place of residence. You do not need a Medicare card to attend our service.  The service:

  • Promotes the Immunise Australia Program and administers childhood vaccines according to the NSW Immunisation Schedule
  • Is staffed by fully accredited Immunisation Nurses who provide an efficient, caring and professional service
  • Provides current information on new vaccines and immunisation schedules, health and well-being for early childhood and other community information.

Attention Parents and Carers

Next Immunisation Clinic - TUESDAYS, 13 & 27 October 2020

Infants and young children are most likely to spread the flu and suffer complications. By immunising this age group those more vulnerable in our community will also be protected, including babies too young to receive a flu vaccine.

Children who have never had a flu vaccination will need two doses; one month apart. The vaccine will cover four strains of influenza virus, two A strains and two B strains, likely to be circulating this winter.

Please note:

  • Newborn babies must be 6 weeks old (42 days) before receiving their first immunisation. If your child is due for immunisation please attend this clinic. No appointment is necessary. If you require further information, please email immunisation@ryde.nsw.gov.au or call the City of Ryde Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.
  • Annual seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for any person, aged 6 months and over, who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza.
  • Free flu shots for NSW children aged 6 months to under 5 years. This benefit is provided through the NSW Government’s influenza vaccination program. Parents can access the free flu shot from their usual immunisation provider: their GP, Aboriginal Medical Service, community health centre or local council. For more details, please visit the Department of Health website.

Clinic Dates 2020

Clinics are regularly held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month - except for December. Please check the schedule below.

  • Venue - All clinics will be held in the West Ryde Community Hall, 3-5 Anthony Rd, West Ryde - see location map.
  • Parking - 2 Hours free parking is available under Coles supermarket – entry via Market St
  • Times - Two sessions are conducted on clinic days: 9.30 am - 11.30 am and 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
  • Administration Fee - currently an administration fee of $6 per child is requested.
Month Date (Tuesdays)
October 13 & 27
November 10 & 24
December 8 only

No appointment is necessary - you may attend any clinic if your child is due for immunisation.

Note: Please remember to bring your child's 'blue book' or immunisation health records and Medicare card if available. This service is available for all children from newborn to five years of age regardless of place of residence.

Where can I get further information?
See www.immunise.health.gov.au or www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation

Last updated on 23 September 2020