Immunisation Service

Immunisation is a safe and effective way of providing protection against harmful diseases.

A comprehensive immunisation service is now available to all children and their families attending Perth Children's Hospital (PCH). The service is comprised of specialist paediatricians and senior immunisation nurse specialists. It provides an opportunity for children and families to get routine vaccinations, advice and education regarding current immunisation recommendations and to meet the vaccination needs of medically at-risk children.

The Stan Perron Immunisation Centre

All children and families attending Perth Children's Hospital have the opportunity to visit to the Stan Perron Immunisation Centre for scheduled routine and overdue vaccinations on the WA Immunisation Schedule.

The service is free of charge, with no appointment or referral required.

Seasonal influenza immunisation program

A targeted influenza immunisation service is provided each year at Perth Children's Hospital prior to and during the flu season by a dedicated influenza nurse, for our outpatients and the Stan Perron Immunisation Centre. The flu vaccine is freely available to:

  • All children aged six months to Year 6 of primary school
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

And children who have medical conditions including:

  • asthma
  • chronic lung, liver, kidney, heart and neurological conditions
  • impaired immunity
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • metabolic blood disorders
  • Trisomy 21
  • children on long-term aspirin therapy under the age of 10.
For further information on influenza immunisation, see the Influenza (flu) vaccine for children - Health Fact.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and influenza

There is no vaccine currently available for the new Coronavirus. However there is for influenza, and this is the best way to protect you and your family from the flu.

Many of the symptoms and signs of influenza are similar to Coronavirus (fever, cough and respiratory symptoms), therefore protection against the flu will assist with lowering the risk of developing symptoms and signs that could be mistaken for Coronavirus.

Specialist Immunisation Clinic

The Specialist Immunisation Clinic at Perth Children's Hospital is conducted on a weekly basis, by the Infectious Diseases Department and provides a comprehensive clinical service for:
  • children with complex immunisation requirements, such as those whose high-risk medical conditions require individualised immunisation plans
  • children who have experienced or who are at risk of an adverse event following immunisation
  • children and adolescents with severe needle phobia or those who are unable to be vaccinated in the community
  • vaccine-hesitant families who require further advice
  • travel advice and vaccinations for children with medical comorbidities (excluding the BCG vaccine, which is only available at the Anita Clayton Centre). Please note, travel vaccines are available on private prescription.

Referrals

This clinic requires a medical referral.

Significant adverse events following immunisation

For adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) refer to the WA vaccine safety surveillance (WAVSS) website (external link) and submit an AEFI report. 

Referrals

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service. 

Phone

1300 551 142 

Fax 

1300 365 056 

Online

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Central-Referral-Service-guide-for-referrers 

  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need.
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office.
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office.
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent.
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to.
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually.

PCH switchboard

PCH Referral Office fax

08 6456 0097 

PCH Referral Office email

Hours

Stan Perron Immunisation Centre: Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4pm. The centre is closed on public holidays.

Please call ahead to book an appointment on 6456 3721.

Location

Stan Perron Immunisation Centre: Clinic D, Level 1. Tell the clerk at the reception desk you are there to attend the immunisation centre. Take the Pink or Yellow Lifts. 

Specialist Immunisation Clinic: Clinic B, Ground Level. 

Contact us

Stan Perron Immunisation Centre:

Phone 6456 3721 (PCH switchboard) or email.

Related links

Stan Perron Immunisation Service Activity Report 2019

Influenza (flu) vaccine for children - Health Fact

Infectious Diseases department