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 PCH. The service is comprised of specialist paediatricians and experienced clinical nurses. 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 PCH 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.

COVID-19 vaccinations for PCH patients

COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 years and over are now available at the Stan Perron Immunisation Centre.

Vaccinations are only available for:

  • current PCH inpatients and outpatients and their families
  • Ronald McDonald House residents, siblings, parents and carers
  • At risk patients and their families (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, children and adolescents with complex special needs or medical comorbidities who have unsuccessfully attempted vaccination in the community).

This is a walk-in clinic for those who have an appointment on the day or are staying with us, but bookings will also be taken on 6456 3721. We will be prioritising children who are medically vulnerable or at risk.

Aid a child or young person's decision to get vaccinated with these decision aids.

Pre-register on VaccinateWA

All children receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be pre-registered as a dependant your on Vaccinate WA account. For instructions, head to the COVID-19 Vaccine online bookings FAQs.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm.

COVID-19 vaccination for children who are not PCH patients

If you are not a PCH patient, you can book a vaccination for your child at a community clinic.

Head to the Service Finder on healthdirect or Roll up for WA to find a clinic close to you.

Please keep any existing booked appointments for a COVID-19 vaccination at a community clinic, GP or pharmacy, as we will be prioritising children who are medically vulnerable or at risk.

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

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.

Needle anxiety in children and young people

We've collated a series of resources to help parents, families and immunisation providers who may have a child or young person who is experiencing needle anxiety.

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. 

How to refer

Referrals to the Specialist Immunisation Clinic are sent to the Infectious Diseases Department and will be referred on. 

Visit the Referrals to PCH for more information. 

For patients and families

For health professionals

Hours 

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4pm.

The centre is closed on public holidays. 

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 Lifts. 

Specialist Immunisation Clinic

Clinic B, Ground Level. 

Contact us

Stan Perron Immunisation Centre

Phone

6456 3721

Email

PCH.ImmunisationCentre@health.wa.gov.au 

Related links

Stan Perron Immunisation Service Activity Report 2019

Influenza (flu) vaccine for children - Health Fact

Infectious Diseases department