Immunisation services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Drop-in clinic: 9845 0169. Located on level 1 (behind the Book Bunker).
Follow the green bear footprints on the walking ramp down to Level 1.

Immunisation Specialist clinic: 9845 1414 or 1800 679 477

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is home to the NSW Immunisation Specialist Service (NSWISS), a NSW Health initiative providing a range of immunisation services, including a drop-in immunisation clinic and a specialist service for those with complex care, and assessment and management of a child or adolescent who has previously experienced an adverse event following immunisation.

The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, also offers immunisation services through its Outpatient department.

Looking for more information about immunisation?

The National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance provides factsheets, immunisation schedules and history tables.

Drop-in clinic

Specialist immunisation nurses administer immunisations and provide advice to children going to the outpatient department or visiting the hospital.

Influenza vaccine is offered to patients and their family including parents during Influenza season.

  • Where: behind the Book Bunker on the Ground Floor
  • When: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm
  • Contact: (02) 9845 0169. No appointments necessary.

Immunisation Specialist Clinic

The Immunisation Specialist clinic at the Children's Hospital at Westmead provides in depth consultation and vaccination under close supervision. The Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, also has an Immunisation Specialist Clinic.

Location Outpatients Department on Level 2, Children's Hospital at Westmead
Appointments 1800 679 477
Consultants Associate Professor Nicholas Wood
Clinic days Friday 9am – 12pm
Method of referring The service is free for Medicare card holders and a referral letter from a patient’s GP is required. The referral letter should be addressed to A/Prof Nicholas Wood, Immunisation Specialist clinic.
Clinic function Provide assessment and management of children & adolescents who have experienced a previous adverse event following immunisation or who have an underlying medical condition which may indicate the need for supervision during immunisation.

Offer detailed discussion with parents who are concerned about vaccines and adverse events.

Facilitate the management of adults who have experienced a previous adverse event following an immunisation.

Outline of schedule options for future vaccination (which may differ from the standard schedule depending on the nature of the adverse event).

Vaccination under sedation for children who are unable to be vaccinated in the community setting.

Telehealth consultation for remote areas.
 Contact T: (02) 9845 1414 or 1800 679 477
F: (02) 9845 1418
E: SCHN-NSWISS@health.nsw.gov.au