What is it?

The Monash Health Immunisation Service was established in 2012.

It is a nurse-led, all-age immunisation drop-in service, with adult and paediatric immunisation physician support and clinics. The service provides immunisation education and management for high risk groups including oncology, renal, diabetic, respiratory and cardiac, transplant, hyposplenic and asplenic patients. It provides opportunistic immunisation for inpatients and outpatients according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP), influenza vaccines, and antenatal immunisations.

Monash Immunisation Service provides assistance with complex immunisation issues, catch-up immunisation advice, immunisation adverse event management and supports an outpatient immunisation clinic. The service also has a dedicated BCG clinic for children aged 0-5 years (GP referral required).

Monash Health Immunisation Service is part of the VicSIS network. The VicSIS network provides specialist vaccination services for people who have experienced an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) with a COVID-19 vaccine, or those who are identified as at risk of an AEFI (for example, people with a history of anaphylaxis). For further information refer to MVEC: The VicSIS Network.


Telephone: 1300 882 924 (option 4)

Pager: 4488 via switchboard 9594 6666

Email: immunisation@monashhealth.org

Facsimile: 03 9594 6325


Suite I, Jessie McPherson Private Consulting Suite
Level 2, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton


Authors: Joanne Hickman (NUM Monash Immunisation, Monash Health), Jim Buttery (Paediatrician/ ID physician, Monash Health) and Rachael McGuire (SAEFVIC Research Nurse, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute)

Reviewed by: Francesca Machingaifa (MVEC Education Nurse Coordinator)

Date: March 2021

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