Local immunisation services

Northern Sydney Medicare Local sends timely reminder to parents

With changes to immunisation legislation announced this week in the NSW parliament, Northern Sydney Medicare Local is sending a timely reminder to parents or guardians of children (up to age of 7), on how to access local childhood immunisation services, if required.

For parents or guardians unsure about which immunisations their child (up to age of 7) may have had they can contact the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809, otherwise they can speak to their General Practitioner (GP).

In the event a child is due their immunisation or an immunisation has been missed, parents or guardians can take their child to:

  • Their local GP who can provide advice and administer vaccines based on the NSW Schedule of Immunisation
  • The City of Ryde hosts immunisation clinics on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (except during December) at 1A Station Street West Ryde. No appointment is necessary and the cost is $4.50 per child. Visit www.ryde.nsw.gov.au for information or contact the Co-ordinator on 9952 8268
  • Ku-ring-gai Council holds an immunisation clinic on the third Wednesday of each month at the Council Chambers. This is a drop-in clinic and no appointment is necessary. For more information visit www.kmc.nsw.gov.au or call 9424 0834.

Northern Sydney Medicare Local, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation is committed to ensuring a strong rate of Immunisation in the community.

A local Immunisation taskforce has been set up by the organisation which will aim to improve the quality of services and immunisation rates within the Northern Sydney Medicare Local catchment which includes Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde and Hunters Hill areas.

Earlier this year a report, The National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities Immunisation rates for children in 2011- 2012, found that children aged under the age of five who lived in the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Hunters Hills and Ryde areas, had an average immunisation rate of 90 per cent.

About Northern Sydney Medicare Local
Northern Sydney Medicare Local (NSML) is a local not-for-profit health organisation working to make it easier for people in Hornsby, Ryde, Ku-ring-gai and Hunters Hill to access the health services they need.