Studying nursing or midwifery in T2, 2021? Get your course vaccinations on campus
If you’re starting a nursing or midwifery course in Trimester 2, it’s a requirement that you get vaccinated.
The good news is that you can get the full suite of shots done right here on campus at a Deakin Medical Centre. All campus nurses are accredited vaccinators and understand course-related vaccination requirements, which can sometimes be complicated.
Before you can be vaccinated, you’ll need to have an initial appointment with one of our friendly doctors to review your needs and organise blood tests.
When do I need to be vaccinated by?
For Trimester 2, you must be vaccinated by Friday 30 July, so book an appointment now to make sure you meet the deadline.
All School of Nursing and Midwifery students must also have the seasonal flu vaccination each year. You may be able to have this done with your other vaccinations – ask the nurse during your appointment.
Otherwise, you can make a separate flu vaccination appointment. When booking online, just choose your campus, click the green ‘book appointment’ button and select the ‘flu vaccination’ option. If you’re unable to book online, please keep checking availability as we may be waiting on stock.
How much will it cost?
Your GP consultation and most blood tests will be bulk-billed to Medicare or covered by your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). You’ll have to pay for commercial blood tests such as the Quantiferon Gold test, but we offer this at a reduced student price.
You’ll also need to pay for the vaccines themselves. This price list outlines approximate vaccine costs, but be aware that costs are subject to change, so please discuss this with your nurse before you proceed.
Flu vaccinations will cost $20 for most students. If you’re a student living on residence or an international student who holds OSHC cover, your flu shot will be free.
You should also download the School of Nursing and Midwifery Vaccination and Blood Test Checklist and bring it to your appointment.