Immunisation

Immunisations

Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a range of immunisation clinics for eligible residents. Most vaccines are able to be provided free of charge, where subsidised under the National Immunisation Program. Clinics are provided by qualified Registered Nurses, with endorsement to provide vaccination services.

If you are not eligible for free vaccination, Council can also provide a number of vaccines at cost.


Vaccines

To view the vaccines recommended for particular age groups and at-risk individuals, visit the National Health & Medical Research Council's National Immunisation Program Schedule. 

The schedule includes vaccinations that provide protection against:

Community immunisation clinics

Council operates immunisation clinics in a range of easily accessible locations to protect the community against infectious diseases such as whooping cough, measles, diphtheria, meningococcal C and mumps.

Note there is currently a national supply shortage of adult Boostrix vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) and limited stocks are available. This does not affect infant or secondary school vaccinations for these diseases.

Influenza vaccine is seasonal and is available from about March/April each year. Influenza vaccination is recommended for:

  • All persons aged 65 or over
  • All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • Persons who have certain underlying medical conditions
  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders aged 15 years or over

Timetable

Timetable
Location Time Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Redcliffe 9.30am - 11.30am 21 19 16 20 18 15 20
North Lakes 1.30pm - 4.30pm 21 19 16 20 18 15 20
Morayfield 9.30am - 11.30am 7 - 2 6 4 1 6
Kallangur 1.30pm - 3.30pm 7 5 2 6 4 1 6
Deception Bay 9.30am - 11.30am 14 12 9 13 11 8 13
Albany Creek 1.30pm - 3.30pm 14 12 9 13 11 8 13
Strathpine 1.30pm - 4.30pm 28 26 23 27 25 22 -

Locations

Locations
Clinic  Location
Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe - Map
North Lakes Library, 10 The Corso, North Lakes - Map
Morayfield Park Community Hall (Supper Room), 298 Morayfield Road, Morayfield - Map
Kallangur Kruger Hall, 27 Ann Street, Kallangur - Map
Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Ewart and Endeavour Streets, Deception Bay - Map
Albany Creek Library, 16 Ferguson Street, Albany Creek - Map
Strathpine Community Centre,199 Gympie Road (off Mecklem Street), Strathpine - Map

Alternatively download the 2016 Immunisation calendar. [PDF 395KB]

Attending a clinic

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

You can download the free VacciDate app to get reminders when each vaccination is due and store immunisation records for children aged 0-4 years in your family.

VacciDate is available for iPhone and Android.

School immunisation program

Students attending secondary schools within 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.

In 2016, secondary school students will be offered the following vaccines:

Secondary school vaccines
Year level Diseases Students 
Seven (7) and eight (8) Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Males and Females
Seven (7) and eight (8) Varicella (Chickenpox) Males and Females
Seven (7) and eight (8) Human Papillomavirus Males and Females

Catch-up vaccinations

Students who miss school vaccinations may catch up by attending one of Council's Community Immunisation Clinics or your family doctor. Parents of children who have missed school vaccines will receive a letter providing options for catch-up.

Please be aware that there are minimum intervals between vaccine doses and timely catch-up is recommended to ensure your child can continue to fit into the School Immunisation Program.

The Department of Health also sets strict limits on eligibility for free vaccines. Delays in provision of catch-ups may mean that free vaccinations can no longer be provided. Currently, Year 9 students who require catch-ups may do so until 31 December 2016.

Catch-up vaccinations provided at your family doctor may attract a consultation fee. You must advise Council if your child has had a catch-up vaccination at the doctor, to avoid your child being given a duplicate dose at the next school immunisation clinic.

Consent forms

Seniors

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

The Influenza vaccine is seasonal and is available from about March/April of each year.

 

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