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 and funded for particular age groups and at-risk individuals, visit the National Health and Medical Research Council's National Immunisation Program Schedule.

Information about the diseases that are vaccinated against under the National Immunisation Program Schedule can be found on the Immunise Australia Program website.

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.

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 Strait Islanders aged 15 years or over

Timetable

Timetable
Location Time December clinics January clinics February clinics  March clinics 
Redcliffe 9.30am - 11.30am 20 December 17 January 21 February 21 March
North Lakes 1.30pm - 4.30pm 20 December 17 January 21 February 21 March
Morayfield 9.30am - 11.30am December 3 January 7 February 7 March
Kallangur 1.30pm - 3.30pm December 3 January 7 February 7 March
Deception Bay 9.30am - 11.30am 13 December 10 January 14 February 14 March
Albany Creek 1.30pm - 3.30pm 13 December 10 January 14 February 14 March
Strathpine 1.30pm - 4.30pm - 24 January 28 February 28 March

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 2017 Immunisation calendar. [PDF 400KB]

Attending a clinic

  • No appointment is necessary. 
  • Please bring your child’s record book and Medicare card.
  • Please be aware that after you receive your vaccination, you will be required to wait for 15 minutes.

Track your family vaccinations

The Queensland Government ‘VacciDate’ app will remind you when vaccinations are due for your children aged up to 4 years. You can add appointments and track your child’s vaccination progress helping you give them the best protection against vaccine preventable diseases. The app is available for Apple and Android. 

For more information see the Vaccination matter website

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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