School Based Program
Council continues to offer a school based immunisation program. This involves visiting each school within the municipal area to vaccinate students in accordance with the Immunisation Schedule released by the Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit.
As of 2021, school based immunisations will be offered to all students in Grade 7 and Grade 10. The current immunisation schedule can be found on the Department of Health's Website.
For those children who are undertaking their schooling at home, these vaccinations are also available, however this must be arranged through a private doctor or Council clinic.
For further information regarding immunisations, please contact Council's Environmental Health Department or click on the following link: https://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/communicable_diseases_prevention_unit/immunisation
Due to a significant decrease in attendance numbers, public immunisation clinics are no longer held at West Tamar Council. Alternate options for vaccinations are as follows:
- visit your GP / family doctor.
- attend Launceston City Council's public immunisation sessions. These are held every Wednesday (except public holidays) from 10am to 11am at the Customer Service Centre within the Town Hall, St John Street, Launceston.