What is it?

The Western Health Immunisation Service at Joan Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital was established in July 2017. Run by immunisation nurses with the support of specialist paediatricians and infectious disease consultants, it is a walk-in clinic for patients and families of the hospital and local area. The clinic provides opportunistic paediatric immunisations for inpatients and outpatients according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and antenatal immunisations.

The Western 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.

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, excluding public holidays.


Ground Floor, Sunshine Hospital, Joan Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital

First Floor, Sunshine Hospital, Joan Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital

Western Health: Sunshine Hospital 


Authors: Michelle Giles (Infectious Diseases Consultant, Western Health) and Francesca Machingaifa (MVEC Education Nurse Coordinator).

Reviewed by: Francesca Machingaifa (MVEC Education Nurse Coordinator)

Date: March 2021

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