childhood immunisation

Bayside Medical Group offers Nurse-led childhood immunisation clinics.  These sessions  are conducted on a regular basis and the service is bulk-billed so that no out-of-pocket fees are incurred.

Immunisation is the most significant public health intervention in the last 200 years, providing a safe and efficient way to prevent the spread of many diseases that cause hospitalisation, serious ongoing health conditions and sometimes death.

Our doctors also may immunise your child and this service is provided as part of a consultation and fees are incurred in the usual way.

Bayside Medical Group supports and recommends that the Standard Immunisation Schedule as set out by the Health Department is undertaken by every patient in our clinic.

Immunisation Schedule April 2019

vaccination  Eligibility Criteria for Free Vaccinations

Australian Immunisation Register Data Entry and Catch-up Immunisations

The Australian Government – Department of Human Services – require that all immunisations given overseas be entered in the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). All children prior to attending childcare, kindergarten and school also require immunisations to be up-to-date as per the Victorian Schedule.

This data entry or catch-up vaccinations may be performed by your local council at no cost.

Immunisation Nurses at Bayside Medical Group can also facilitate this process.

If you require this service by our Immunisation Nurses, the fee is

  • $50 per child and capped at $100 per family

If you would like us to do this for you need bring all of your documentation of immunisations to the practice and leave this with our immunisation nurses.  If required, a catch-up plan will be prepared, and you will be contacted to discuss the plan.

We will also update your medical record at Bayside Medical Group.

Once completed the nurse will contact you to advise if any catch up immunisations are required to bring your child in line with the Victorian requirements.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for your data to be entered and if required, a catch-up plan to be written.

Once completed you will be able to access your immunisation details via the myGov app or website.

The Maternal and Child Health phone app

The Maternal & Child Health app (MCH app) provides reliable information that families can use every day.

Download the free MCH app for trusted information matched to the age of your child, at your fingertips! The app can also track your child’s growth, and remind you about upcoming MCH appointments or immunisations.

And with Nora the digital assistant on hand to answer your questions, it's like having an MCH nurse with you 24 hours a day!

The MCH app is also available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Dari, , Khmer, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Child health app - apple app store icon Child health app - google play store icon

Download the MCH app on the App Store or Google Play

For app support, email: MCHApp@edumail.vic.gov.au