Free Brisbane Immunisation Clinics for Kids, Teens and Grandparents
Sponsored by Brisbane City Council
We may be well and truly into the cold and flu season, but it’s not too late to immunise yourself and your family against the Influenza virus.
Brisbane City Council has released its community immunisation clinics timetable for July to December 2017 and is encouraging residents to make use of the free clinics as the school year continues.
And it’s not just the flu jab on offer: Council also provides free immunisation clinics to children aged between six weeks and 10 years of age to help protect them against childhood diseases such as Measles, Whooping Cough, Polio and Tetanus.
Immunisation is an important and safe way of protecting children against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them at school or in the community.
Not just for little ones – vaccinations for teens and grandparents
Council’s free immunisation clinics can also help high school students catch up on missed vaccinations from the School Immunisation Program and provide selected vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adults.
Council will be offering a free Meningococcal ACWY vaccination to all Year 10 students through the School Immunisation Program in 2017, with the free vaccine also available to young people aged 15 to 19 years through our Community Clinics. The free vaccine will be on offer at Council Community Clinics until the end of May 2018.
Adults who are 65 years and older and those medically at risk can also use the free immunisation service to be vaccinated against Pneumococcal and Influenza diseases. In addition to this free service, adults aged 70 years are now entitled to the new free Zostavax vaccination to protect against Shingles. This includes a five year catch up program for 71-79 year olds.
Council also offers two vaccinations for purchase by residents of Brisbane.
- Influenza – $18.95
- dTpa (Whooping Cough) – $38.75
Council Immunisation Clinic locations
Bookings are not required for Council immunisation clinics; however parents and legal guardians must bring children’s immunisation records.
Council has been providing a free infant immunisation service for the residents of Brisbane since 1931 and it continues to provide this service in 14 locations across Brisbane with both weekly and fortnightly clinics:
- Upper Kedron
- Upper Mount Gravatt
- Forest Lake
- New Farm
Council’s clinics immunise against Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, Human Papillomavirus, Influenza, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Meningococcal disease, Pneumococcal disease, Poliomyelitis, and Rotavirus.
Providing free immunisation services is another way Council is helping Brisbane to be an active, safe and healthy city. In 2016, Council celebrated 85 years of service to the community. Council is the largest vaccine service provider in Queensland.
The immunisation calendar for July to December 2017 is now available on Council’s website, along with centre locations and opening hours.
For more information on Council’s immunisation clinics visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search ‘immunisation’ or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.