What is it?

The RCH Immunisation Service Drop-in Centre was established in March 2001.

It provides opportunistic vaccines for patients and parents at the hospital. Led by a specialist nursing team (Nurse Practitioner and Manager: Sonja Elia), it also provides specialist immunisation advice. The team supports outpatient clinics such as the Immunisation Clinic (Tuesday am), Immigrant Health clinic (Monday pm) and dedicated BCG clinics. It also provides seasonal vaccines, such as influenza and delivers the RSV immunoglobulin for at risk infants.

The Drop-in Centre also reviews inpatient’s immunisation status and assists in catch-up vaccination plans.


Immunisation clinic – referrals can be sent directly to fax number (03) 9345 4163.

BCG clinic – referrals can be sent directly to fax number (03) 9345 5034.

Inpatients and Outpatients – Can be seen by one of the Immunisation Nurse Specialists at RCH, no referral is required.


Telephone: Immunisation hotline 1300 882 924 (option 2) or direct (03) 9345 6599 / 9345 6399.
Pager: 4330 or 5562 via hospital switchboard (03) 9345 5522.
Email: immunisation.centre@rch.org.au
Facsimile: (03) 9345 4100.


Reviewed by: Sonja Elia (Nurse Practitioner and Manager Immunisation Service, RCH)

Date: January 2018

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family’s personal health. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult a healthcare professional.