Immunisation

Immunisations

Immunisation clinics

Residents of Moreton Bay Region, which comprises the districts of Caboolture, Pine Rivers and Redcliffe are able to access any of the FREE immunisation clinics.

For the full list of clinics, dates and times see the:

Vaccines

Council’s immunisation clinics provide vaccines, as recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council, FREE of charge to eligible clients.

The schedule includes vaccinations that provide protection against:

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Chicken pox
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rota Virus
  • Human Papillomavirus

No appointment is necessary. Please bring your child’s record book and Medicare card.

Whooping cough

Vaccinations are available for purchase by parents, grandparents and any adult living in the same house as an infant 6 months old or younger at council's immunisation clinics.

Adults who have not been vaccinated in the last 10 years are at risk of contracting and spreading the disease.

Whooping Cough is a potentially fatal illness that is in epidemic proportions in our region at the moment. Australian Government figures showed that in July last year, Queensland had 687 reported cases of whooping cough, the highest of all states in the country.

With the rate of Whooping Cough cases  steadily rising throughout South East Queensland, especially in children under 6 months of age, it is essential to protect your child from this preventable disease.

Please refer to the immunisation calendar (above) for dates and locations of clinics.

School immunisation program

Students attending schools within Moreton Bay Region are eligible for vaccination through the School Based Vaccination Program. Vaccines are provided in accordance with the recommendations of the National Health and Medical Research Council.

High schools students will be offered the following vaccines:

Year level Disease/s Students eligible
Eight (8) Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Males & females
Varicella (Chicken pox) Males & females
Human Papillomavirus Males & females
Ten (10) Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Males & females
Human Papillomavirus Males only

Detailed information and authorisation forms for the above vaccines will be distributed via your child’s school.

Over 65’s

Any person over 65 years of age is eligible to receive FREE flu vaccine and Pneumovax 23 vaccine. These vaccines are available at clinics. No appointment is necessary.

Also see whooping cough above.

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