Immunisation

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s immunisation clinics provide free vaccinations to eligible residents as recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council. If you are not eligible for free vaccination, Council can also provide some vaccines at cost. Clinics are delivered by qualified Registered Nurses who are authorised to provide vaccination services.

If you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, have returned from overseas in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please do not attend the Immunisation Clinic.

Community immunisation clinics

MBRC is still operating Community Immunisation clinics with some changes to our current locations due to the current requirements for social distancing and closure of non-essential venues. Refer to the MBRC Immunisation calendar(PDF, 137KB) for current clinic times and locations. 

Vaccinations on the National Immunisation Schedule are free of charge. The following vaccines are also available for purchase:

  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis B (adult)
  • Hepatitis A and B combination
  • Meningococcal ACWY
  • Meningococcal B (Bexsero) - no prescription necessary. Contact council for availability

Note: Cash is not accepted, payments by EFTPOS only.

2020 Influenza vaccines

Council now has stocks of 2020 influenza vaccines, which are available free of charge for the following:

  • Persons aged 6 months to 4 years
  • persons aged 65 years and above
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons 6 months and over
  • pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy.

Members of the community not eligible for free vaccines may purchase from council at a cost of $10.50, payable at the clinic via EFTPOS only. No appointment is necessary.

Attending a clinic

  • No appointment is necessary
  • baby vaccinations: bring your child’s health record book (red book) and Medicare card
  • other vaccinations: bring your Medicare card
  • you will be required to wait for 15 minutes after receiving your vaccination
  • refer to the MBRC Immunisation Calendar(PDF, 137KB) for current clinic times and locations.

Immunisation program schedule

To view the vaccines recommended and funded for age groups and at-risk individuals, as well as information about the diseases that are vaccinated against, visit the National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Immunisation Program Schedule

School immunisation program

Students attending secondary schools within the Moreton Bay Region are eligible for free vaccination through the School Immunisation Program. Vaccines are provided in accordance with the recommendations of the National Health and Medical Research Council. Detailed information and consent forms will be distributed via your child’s school.

Only students with completed and signed consent cards on the day of the school immunisation clinic will be vaccinated. If you choose not to have your child vaccinated at school, you will need to sign and return the official ‘NO to Vaccination’ non-consent card.

The following vaccines are offered:

Year level Diseases Students
Seven (7) Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Males and Females
Seven (7) Human Papillomavirus Males and Females
Ten (10) Meningococcal ACWY Males and Females

Before the first school visit, your child will be given a consent pack that contains the following:

  • details about the disease, benefits of immunisation and any common side effects
  • vaccination consent card

Free Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Program

The Queensland government is currently providing meningococcal ACWY vaccine free of charge to anyone aged 15 to 19 years. Adolescents and young adults have higher rates of meningococcal carriage and vaccinating this high risk age group will help reduce the spread of meningococcal bacteria to the wider community. These vaccines are available free of charge from Community Immunisation Clinics. No appointment is necessary.

For more information on the vaccine and the program visit Queensland Health - Meningococcal ACWY.

Catch-up vaccinations

Parents of students who have missed school vaccinations will receive a letter advising options and vaccination due dates. Timely catch-up is recommended to ensure your child can continue to participate in the School Immunisation Program. The vaccine is free at Council's immunisation clinics or your family doctor. Your doctor may charge a consultation fee.

If your child has had a catch-up vaccination at the doctor, you must immediately advise Council in writing to avoid your child being given a duplicate dose at the next school immunisation clinic. This can be completed by emailing immunisation@moretonbay.qld.gov.au and supplying the following information:

  • Student's full name
  • date of birth
  • School
  • grade / year level
  • vaccine administered by the doctor
  • batch number
  • date given
  • doctor's details
  • parent name and contact number

Individuals aged 10 to 19 years are eligible for the free catch-up vaccines listed below at Council's immunisation clinics through the National Immunisation Program.

Free catch-up vaccine Disease
Boostrix® or Adacel® Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
Poliomyelitis® Polio
Varilrix® or Varivax® Varicella (chicken pox)
NeisVac® Meningococcal C
Priorix® and MMRII® Measles, Mumps, Rubella
HBVaxII® (adult) Hepatitis B
HBVaxII® or Energix B® (paediatric) Hepatitis B
Gardasil® Human Papillomavirus

Refugees and other humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over are eligible for the free catch-up vaccines listed below at Council's immunisation clinics through the National Immunisation Program.

Free catch-up vaccine Disease
Boostrix® or Adacel® Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
Poliomyelitis® Polio
Varilrix® or Varivax® Varicella (chicken pox)
Priorix® and MMRII® Measles, Mumps, Rubella
HBVaxII® (adult) Hepatitis B

Seniors' vaccinations

Adults from 65 years are eligible to receive a free flu vaccination annually. These vaccines are available at Council's immunisation clinics from mid to late April each year. Please contact Council prior to attending a clinic to confirm the availability of the vaccines.

One dose of pneumovax vaccine is provided free however, if you are considered 'medically at risk' four years after you receive your first dose, you are eligible to an additional dose of the pneumovax vaccine.

National shingles vaccination program

The shingles vaccination (Zostavax) is available free for all adults aged 70 years as part of the National Immunisation Program. This also includes a free catch-up vaccination for those aged 71-79 years. The catch-up vaccinations will be offered until 31 October 2021. The vaccine is not available at Council's immunisation clinics. Please visit your family GP to access this free vaccination.

Immunisation records

The Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia. It does not record vaccines given before 1 January 1996, and only records information that vaccination providers put on it.

If you think a vaccine is missing from your immunisation history statement, ask your provider to update the AIR.

Child immunisation records

You can get a copy of your child's statement if they are under 14 years. For privacy reasons, anyone aged 14 or older must get their own statement.

You can get a statement held on AIR:

  • Online through your myGov account, register for a myGov account.

If your child has been immunised overseas, you can have the details transcribed to the AIR by visiting your doctor and asking them to upload the details.

Adult immunisation records

Adult immunisations have not previously been recorded on national or state registers. To find past immunisation records, you can ask the GP or immunisation provider who provided the vaccinations to check their medical records.