At the Glen Forrest Medical Centre we immunise children as per the West Australian Immunisation Schedule and all our nurses are registered to give childhood immunisations.
Parents can bring children in from 6 weeks of age for the first group of immunisations.
The first three clusters of vaccinations are exactly the same, and then it changes at 12 months.
Get in contact with our Practice Nurses if you require more information.
- 6-8 weeks
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 4 years
When you book an appointment with our receptions, you will also need to see one of our doctors.
They need to make sure that your child is fit and well on the day and also to give you information on what immunisations your child will be receiving.
As a parent, we feel that you need to fully understand just what your child is having and also any possible side effects that may or may not occur.
School Based Immunisation Schedule
The next group of immunisations are given in the second year of high school or year 8.
Parents are sent a consent form home and information on the vaccine’s to be given.
If children miss out on these immunisations at school they can be given here at Glen Forrest Medical Centre.
Updating your records with Australian Immunisation Register
If you are a parent from another State, or Overseas and would like to register your children’s immunisation record with the Australian Immunisation Register (formerly Australian Childhood Immunisation Register or ACIR) please follow the link below, or call 1800 671 811 to find out how.
The Department of Health is conducting a free immunisation program for all children aged 15-19 years (up to their 20th birthday)
The vaccine protects against four serogroups of meningococcal bacteria: A, C, W and Y.
In 2017 the program will entail school-based immunisation in Years 10, 11 and 12 with additional clinics conducted at community health clinics to capture age-eligible persons not receiving the vaccine at school.
For more information follow the link, Meningococcal Vaccination Program or contact the surgery