It is recommended that people aged 65 years and over be vaccinated against pneumococcal and influenza diseases.
All seniors 65 years and over, including international and interstate visitors, can use Council's community immunisation clinics for these vaccines.
Influenza (available from mid-April each year) and pneumococcal vaccines are also available to the following groups:
Free influenza vaccines are available for:
- all children from six months to less than five years of age (State funded)
- pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy (influenza and whooping cough vaccination can be given at the same time or at different times during pregnancy). More information about whooping cough and influenza vaccination for pregnant women is available here
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
- individuals aged six months and over with medical conditions which increase the risk of influenza disease complications (for a full list go to NCIRS Influenza Vaccines Fact Sheet)
- persons 65 years and older.
For all other people aged from five years of age who are ineligible for a free influenza vaccine can purchase the vaccine from any Council community immunisation clinic for $19.90.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 50 years and older
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 15 to 49 years with risk factors.
Vaccine availability timings
The influenza vaccine is available from Council's community immunisation clinics from mid-April each year. The pneumococcal vaccine is available all year round.
The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is a free vaccine that has been added to the National Immunisation Program.
Zostavax has been available since 1 November 2016 for people aged 70 years (a free single catch-up dose is available for adults aged 71-79 years until 31 October 2021).
Zostavax is available through Council's community immunisation clinics.
A consent form must be completed.
Download and complete:
- Seniors Immunisation Consent form (PDF - 99kb)
- Comparison of the Effects of Diseases and the Side Effects of Vaccines form (PDF - 29kb).
Contact Council's Immunisation Service on 07 3403 8888 or email Council if you have any questions.
Click on the markers on the Google Map to find Council community immunisation clinic details including location, address, opening hours and days.
Alternatively, you can select a clinic from the list below the map to find dates, or download the:
- Free community immunisation clinics timetable – January-June 2020 (PDF - 1.65Mb)
- Free community immunisation clinics timetable – January-June 2020 (Word - 872Kb).
All clinics are closed on public holidays and during the Christmas holiday period.
View community immunisation clinics in a larger map.