Immunisation & Vaccination for adults
Council provides a range of immunisation services to protect the community against vaccine-preventable diseases. This includes free immunisation clinics, some adult immunisations, school immunisations, and workplace immunisations.Community immunisation clinics are by appointment only.
We do not provide travel immunisations or shingles vaccine. We encourage you to contact your GP to access these vaccines. Please call Council on 03 5018 8100 to book an appointment for all of the venues listed below.
Council's immunisation service offers influenza vaccines to the general public at community flu vaccine clinics.
The flu shot is free for babies and children aged between 6 months and under 5 years, people aged over 65, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, pregnant women and people with chronic illness. A fee of $22, payable by EFTPOS on the day, applies to all others.
Upcoming flu vaccine clinics
Book an appointment
Bookings are essential. Please call us on 5018 8100 to make your appointment or find out more.
Workplace flu vaccine program
Council offers a workplace flu vaccine program to local businesses and worksites.
Our qualified Immunisation Nurses can visit local worksites and businesses with 10 or more employees. Workplaces with under 10 employees can arrange a time for their staff to receive their flu shot at Council’s Deakin Avenue Service Centre in Mildura.
There is a state-wide shortage of JEV vaccine.
Due to a state-wide shortage of JEV vaccine, as per the Department of Health directive, Mildura Rural City Council are only permitted to administer the Live attenuated vaccine (Imojev).
Imojev is contraindicated in pregnant women and immunocompromised people, and is not licensed for use in children under 9 months of age. If you are needing the inactivated vaccine (JEspect) it is only available through your local GP or MDAS.
For more information visit: Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) vaccines | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
In Victoria, JE vaccine is available free-of-charge and is available for:
High-risk local government areas
People aged 2 months or older who live or routinely work in any of the following local government areas of Campaspe, Gannawarra, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Swan Hill, Wodonga, Towong, Benalla, Wangaratta and Strathbogie AND
- Spend significant time outdoors (four hours per day), for unavoidable work, recreational, educational or other essential activities; OR
- Living in temporary or flood damaged accommodation (e.g. camps, tents, dwellings exposed to the external environment) that place them at increased risk of exposure to mosquitoes; OR
- Are engaged in the prolonged outdoor recovery efforts (clean up) of stagnant waters following floods.*
Information for the public | health.vic.gov.au
Upcoming Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine public clinics
Friday 20 January 2023 10am - 3pm
Monday 30 January 2023 10am – 2pm
If you are eligible to receive the vaccine please contact Council on 5018 8100 to make an appointment, if a suitable appointment is not available you will be added to a waitlist and be notified via text message when an alternative appointment becomes available.