Online bookings are now available for Alpine Shire Council's monthly Community Immunisation Sessions in Bright, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford.
18 August 2023
Child and Family Health
Council provides free immunisation appointments to all members of the public for the National Immunisation Schedule for Infants and Children, influenza for adults over 65-years-old and children under 5-years-old, and any catch- up immunisations for the secondary school program.
The immunisation sessions, held towards the end of every month, have historically been walk-in sessions with no bookings required.
Council's Director Customer and Community, Helen Havercroft, said the introduction of an online booking system would help reduce wait times and assist staff with managing the sessions.
"We've recently experienced a significant increase in people attending the sessions, making them more difficult to manage," she said.
"Implementing a booking system will not only reduce waiting times for those attending the sessions, but help our Immunisation Nurses manage their workload and ensure no one misses out."
The new online system is a statewide Central Immunisation Records Victoria software program, with the ability for appointments to be made up to eight weeks in advance.
Community members can book by selecting 'Book a community immunisation appointment' and creating a new account or signing into an existing account, then selecting their preferred location, date and time.
Appointments can only be made via the online portal. For those experiencing difficulties booking or getting internet access, please visit our Customer Service Centre in Bright, or one of our libraries in Bright, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford for assistance.