Vaccinations

Deakin Medical Centres on campus offer a range of course related vaccinations, a seasonal flu vaccination program and a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations.

How to make an appointment

It's quick and easy to book a vaccination appointment by contacting your nearest Deakin Medical Centre or by using the online appointment system.

For travel health please book an appointment with a doctor, for flu or course related vaccinations please book appointments with the campus nurse.

What to bring

Please ensure you bring along any vaccination records you have from your local doctor or local council office, these records are very important.

Costs of vaccinations

A price list for the vaccinations is available at Student Life or you can discuss this with the doctor or nurse. We endeavour to keep the cost to a minimum to encourage students and staff to access vaccinations and we understand that is a requirement for many Faculty of Health Students.

Immunisation history

You can contact the Deakin Medical Centre at your campus to ask for your immunisation history, provided that they were done at a Deakin Medical Centre.

If you're off campus, you can send an email to askanurse@deakin.edu.au

A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student's immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

Placements

Deakin Medical Centres offer vaccinations that health science students will need for placement.

A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student's immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

Those students who are conciensous objectors need to seek advice through their course advisors within the relevant faculty/school.

2017 Flu Vaccination Program Division / Faculty funded vaccinations - internal procedure

Please note we are now using staff’s Deakin ID card to pre load approval for flu vaccinations, this eliminates the use of vouchers. Reports can be requested to check on program uptake.

Process

  1. Select a main contact person to co-ordinate the program for your Faculty or Division.
  2. Complete the Staffing Vaccination spreadsheet with all the information required and email this directly to the Deakin Card Team at cardinfo@deakin.edu.au.
  3. The Deakin Card Team will confirm when your staff vaccination approvals have been loaded onto all listed staff members’ Deakin Cards - Please allow 2 business days.
  4. Once this confirmation has been received, staff can then proceed to book an appointment at the Deakin Medical Centre on campus.

How to book an appointment

  1. Contact Student Life directly, contact details are available here.
  2. Book online through our webpage, ensure you select Flu vaccination option with the campus nurses, you can see a GP if you have other health issues you wish to discuss

You have a question:

Email askanurse@deakin.edu.au and the nurses will respond during business hours only

Deakin Medical centre will be using two different flu vaccines for the 2017 program, Afluria (CSL) and Flu Quadri (Sanofi). Click on the product for further information.


Vaccinations available

Program Information Campus

Mantoux testing

Mantoux testing is completed via a pathology test called Quantiferon at a cost of $33. This will be discussed with you at your Immunisation discussion appointment with the campus nurse.

Burwood

Mantoux testing

For Health Science students - NB: Please read Immunisation guidelines for Health science student

Please contact the medical centre and see the campus nurse for further information.

Geelong

Mantoux testing

Mantoux screening is available at Deakin Medical Centre Lower Level B Building, Warrnambool Campus on the 13th and 20thMarch 2017. The Mantoux test can be attended on these dates and the result read the Thursday of the same week as the test ie 16th and 23rdMarch. The test costs $7 and is payable prior.

The Mantoux test consists of a small skin test on the inner forearm. The area is LOOKED AT, FELT and in some cases MEASURED 3 days later. You must return IN PERSON 3 days after the Mantoux test for this reading. Your result will be explained and you will be issued with a Mantoux certificate. The tuberculin skin test (mantoux test) is not a test for immunity to TB, but rather a measure of the degree of tuberculin hypersensitivity as measured by a cell-mediated immune response. A positive response on skin testing, therefore, is a measure of past or current infection with one or more mycobacterial species. Adverse reactions to this test are rare. Vaso-vagal reactions can occur, as with any injection. Anaphylaxis is very rare and not associated with positive reactions.

Warrnambool

Travel vaccinations

Travel Health advice is available from all Deakin Medical Centres on campus.  Please note if you are travelling ensure you see a doctor about vaccinations at least 6 weeks prior to departure.  Travel information is available on the Smart Traveller website.  The centres on campus offer a full range of travel vaccinations and the Burwood campus is Yellow Fever accredited.

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