Immunisation clinics run by the Department of Health will not be running until further notice. Parents can still go to Rheola Street West Perth (ph 93211312) or their own GP.
The City of Wanneroo has previously provided two immunisation services: Child Immunisation Clinics for ages 0-5 and a Secondary School Immunisation service for Years 7, 8 and 10 students.
As the Department of Health offer the same services at several locations, Council resolved to stop offering these services on 31 November 2018. This is aligned with how immunisation is provided throughout most other local authorities.
What will this mean for you?
Both of these services are still available to City of Wanneroo residents and there are no changes to the level of service being provided.
Child Immunisation Clinics
Although the Wanneroo clinic no longer operates, there are five other Child Immunisation Clinics you can attend at Banksia Grove, Girrawheen, Carramar, Merriwa and Yanchep. There is also a clinic at Joondalup Library, or you can take your child to your local General Practitioner for all their immunisation needs.
Further information regarding times and locations can be found by clicking below:
Secondary School Immunisation Service
This service will still be provided in schools. However, from 2020 the Department of Health will offer the service to align with the majority of schools in Western Australia. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Central Immunisation Clinic on 9321 1312.
The City of Wanneroo is a strong advocate for immunisation in our community and has partnered with Immunisation Coalition, whose vision is to improve the protection of all Australians against infectious diseases through advocacy for immunisation. For further information visit Immunisation Coalition - Advocating for immunisation across the lifespan . The World Health Organisation considers immunisation to be the most effective medical intervention we have to prevent deaths and reduce disease in our communities.
For more information please visit the Department of Health’s website.
For information on immunisation requirements when travelling overseas contact Travel Vax on 1300 360 164.