Healthy Kids

We know it’s a combined effort to keep our kids healthy. Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) recognises the importance of giving children the right access to health care from birth to their late teens.

In partnership with our primary health care professionals, WVPHN is working to deliver health services and initiatives to steer our kids and teens on the right course for healthy lives.

Immunisation services

Western Victoria boasts some of the highest childhood immunisation rates in Australia and we want to keep up this good work.

We encourage parents and guardians to speak with their GPs and practice nurses about how to best access immunisation services in their communities. Most childhood immunisations are free.

If your child has a My Health Record, you can also link your child’s immunisation register to this online record, so you always have an up-to-date listing of their vaccination dates.

To find out what vaccinations are required when, please refer to the National Immunisation Program Schedule

Childhood Immunisation Rates as at June 2019
Childhood Immunisation Rates as at June 2019

Doctors in Secondary Schools

Offering teenagers easy access to professional health services is an investment in their future health. WVPHN coordinates the Doctors in Secondary School program which is currently being delivered via ten schools in western Victoria.

Local GPs and nurses manage monthly in-school clinics. Students can access health support, advice and treatment at no-cost enabling them to identify and address health problems at an early stage. In turn, we hope this will improve their health and well-being in the longer term.

Current participating schools:

  • Ararat Secondary College
  • Beaufort Secondary College
  • Brauer Secondary College Warrnambool
  • Colac Secondary College
  • Geelong High School
  • Lavers Hill P-12 College
  • Maryborough Education Centre
  • Newcomb Secondary College
  • North Geelong Secondary College
  • Portland Secondary College

Useful websites

Last modified: 20 November, 2019