Immunisation

Learn more about Immunisation services at Monash Health.

What we do

The Immunisations team at Monash Health provides several services to the community:

  • National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIP) (No referral required)
  • Immunisations to current inpatients and outpatients
  • Parental Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for antenatal and postnatal mothers, partners and their families
  • Assistance with complex immunisation issues
  • Catch up immunisation plan advice
  • Immunisation Adverse Event Management
  • Immunisation Outpatient Clinic
  • BCG clinic for children with GP referral – for BCG vaccination and telehealth appointments, the current wait time is 4 months. GP referrals must include the following:
      • Patient details including date of birth
      • Address and contact mobile number
      • Medicare card number including Ref No.
      • Estimated date of travel

    All BCG appointments require a referral via HealthLink from your GP https://auportal.healthlink.net/hlkportal/#
    From December 31 2022 emailed referrals will no longer be addressed

Please contact the team on the details below for further information.

Our team can also support immunisations for high-risk/special-risk groups, including:

  • Oncology patients
  • Renal patients
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory and cardiac patients
  • Transplant patients
  • Hyposplenic and asplenic patients

COVID-19 vaccinations

The Monash Health Immunisation service is currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Monash Health patients and employees only. Please contact the team on the details below to find out more.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Visit the Monash Health South East Public Health Unit website to learn more.

Vaccine Eligibility Checker

Check your eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination on the Australian Department of Health website.

Vaccine Eligibility Checker poster

A Monash Health poster that promotes the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker website.

Monkeypox vaccinations

Monkeypox Vaccinations are now available to people who meet any of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) at increased risk of monkeypox infection. Including:
    • Those living with HIV.
    • A recent history of multiple sexual partners, participating in group sex, or attending sex on-premises venues.
    • Other proxy markers, such as recent sexually transmitted infection or those being advised to take HIV PrEP due to number of sexual partners. Whilst many people prescribed HIV PrEP are monogamous with a HIV-positive partner, this category can also capture those with multiple partners who are at high risk.
    • Recommendation from other service providers, such as sexual health clinics.
    • Sex workers, particularly those whose clients are in high-risk categories listed above.
  • Anyone in the above high-risk categories who is planning travel to a country experiencing a significant outbreak, with vaccination recommended 4-6 weeks prior to departure.
  • Anyone at greater risk of a poor clinical outcome from monkeypox infection, such as individuals with immunocompromise.

 You will need a current Medicare card number, and the vaccine doses will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. Please let the vaccination staff know if you do not have a Medicare number.

Monash Health’s South East Public Health Unit is also working with health partners in the south east of Melbourne to deliver free vaccinations to people at high-risk of contracting MPX. Read more about Monkeypox vaccination and clinic locations at https://sephu.org/monkeypox/

Influenza vaccinations

Free flu vaccination is available for all Monash Health patients, their families, and caregivers aged 6 months and older.

Located in Suite I Jessie McPherson Private Consulting Suite, immunisations are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:45pm. No appointments are necessary.

To get in touch and learn more, our contact details can be found below.

Learn more about immunisations

Immunisation – Australian Government Department of Health

Learn more about immunisation on the Australian Government website.

Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Up-to-date vaccine information for healthcare professionals, parents and the public.

Contact the Immunisations team at Monash Health

Address

Monash Medical Centre – Clayton
Level 2 – Main Building
246 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168

Turn right when entering the front doors of the hospital.
Located inside Jessie McPherson Private Hospital (Suite I).

Phone

Fax

(03) 9594 6325

Email

immunisation@monashhealth.org

For VicSIS referrals, please submit via this online portal – vicsis.health.vic.gov.au.

Hours

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm

No weekends or public holidays