Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting against certain diseases.
There are a number of infectious diseases which can be prevented by immunisation. Many vaccines are provided free-of-charge and are available from your General Practitioner or Immunisation clinics. A full list of the recommended and fully funded vaccine plan according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule can be viewed National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Council conducts immunisation programs in accordance with the requirements of the Public Health Act 1997 and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging’s Australian Immunisation Handbook.
For all children born after 1996 up until the age of seven, immunisation records are available from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 or visit www.medicare.gov.au.
The Department of Health and Human Services retain some old records of immunisation administered at child health clinics and can be contacted on 1300 135 513.
Devonport City Council, on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, undertakes the school based immunisation programs. These programs are run through all Tasmanian schools over the academic year.
Information and consent form/s are distributed to students through their school at the beginning of each school year. Parents are requested to read the information, sign the consent form and return it to the school by the due date.
If you would like to find out more about immunisations in Tasmania, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website
Council maintains an accurate record of previous immunisations which it has conducted. If you need information on what vaccines you or your child has already received as part of Council’s immunisation programs, please do not hesitate to call Devonport City Council.
For further information or advice you can contact Council’s Environmental Health team on 03 6424 0511.