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Immunisation

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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, 8 and 22 OctobER 2019

New-born 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 need further information please email your enquiry to immunisation@ryde.nsw.gov.au or call the City of Ryde Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

Flu vaccine is still available at our clinic. It’s not too late to vaccinate!

There are plentiful supplies of influenza vaccine and parents of children under 5 years of age are encouraged to speak with their immunisation provider. 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 children aged 6 months to under 5 years.

Children between six months and five years old will be eligible for free flu influenza immunisations again this year, under the influenza vaccination program offered by the NSW Government. From April 2019 Influenza vaccine will be available at the City of Ryde Immunisation Clinic.

All NSW children aged from six months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots. 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, click here.

Infants and young children are most likely to spread the flu and suffer complications – by immunising this age group  those more vulnerable in the 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.

Clinic Dates 2019

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 Hall, 1A Station Street, 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 Day and Date
August Tuesday 13 and Tuesday 27
September Tuesday 10 and Tuesday 24
October Tuesday 8 and Tuesday 22
November Tuesday 12 and Tuesday 26
December Tuesday 10 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 25 September 2019