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Western Australia

Specialist immunisation services provide specialised immunisation advice to healthcare professionals. These services have specialised nursing and medical staff to provide clinical advice on immunisation for children with complex or unusual medical backgrounds or who have had an adverse event following immunisation (AEFI). They can support children who have previously been affected by an AEFI by assessing and planning for immunisation and are able to answer complex questions and concerns relevant to an individual’s experience and circumstances.

In Western Australia, the relevant service is the Stan Perron Immunisation Centre Specialist Immunisation Clinic (SIC) at the Perth Children’s Hospital.

Last updated on 7 June 2023.


Resource type: Specialist Immunisation Service
Resource Format: On-screen text
SKAI Topic: Childhood
Contact details

Stan Perron Immunisation Centre Specialist Immunisation Clinic (SIC)

Perth Children’s Hospital  (PCH) 
Infectious Diseases Department  
15 Hospital Avenue  
Nedlands WA 6909  
Located in Clinic B, Ground Level   
Phone: 08 6456 2222 (PCH switchboard) 

Information for providers and parents
  • The SIC is based at Perth Children's Hospital. 
  • It is conducted on a weekly basis by the Infectious Diseases Department and provides a comprehensive clinical service. 
  • More information about the SIC is available on the website of the Perth Children's Hospital.
What are the indications for referral?
  • 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.
  • Children with medical comorbidities.
  • Families requiring travel advice: please note, travel vaccines are available on private prescription.
  • Note that Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccination, for the prevention of tuberculosis (TB), is only available at the Anita Clayton Centre.
What can referral offer parents?
  • The SIC provides clinical services for children who have complex vaccination needs. It is conducted by a paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant and dedicated immunisation nurse.
How do I refer a parent?
  • This clinic requires a medical referral. Referrals to the SIC are sent to the Infectious Diseases Department and will be referred on. See Referrals to PCH for more information. 
  • For external medical referrals, see the template at About the Central Referral Service
  • For internal medical referrals, please use the PCH e-referral pathway or consultation request form.
  • For further information on referrals, visit the Perth Children’s Hospital website.
  • Referrals can be sent either:
What do parents need to take to their appointment?
  • Referral letter.
  • Child’s Medicare card.
  • Child’s Personal Health Record.
What services are offered to providers?