Vaccination schedules

This table lists the National Health and Medical Research Council's vaccination schedules for Queensland.

For tuberculosis (TB) vaccinations, contact Queensland Health.

Influenza (annual) 

The vaccine is available from 8 April 2019 pending stock levels. The annual influenza vaccine is free for:

  • all children from 6 months to less than 5 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 6 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 six months who are ineligible for a free vaccine, the vaccine can be purchased from Council's community immunisation clinics for $19.90.

If you are considering purchasing a vaccine at one of our Community Clinics, contact Council on 07 3403 8888 to check vaccine availability.

 

Age Disease Vaccine Provided by Council
Birth Hepatitis B HB Vax II (not available from Brisbane City Council clinics) No
Two months
(can be given at six weeks of age, but not a day before)
 

Infanrix Hexa

Yes
Two months
(can be given at six weeks of age, but not a day before)
Pneumococcal Prevenar 13 Yes
Two months
(can be given at six weeks of age, but not a day before)
Rotavirus Rotarix Yes - can only be given between six to 14 weeks of age
Four months (must have eight weeks between two month and 4 month vaccines)  

Infanrix Hexa

Yes
Four months (must have eight weeks between two month and 4 month vaccines) Pneumococcal Prevenar 13 Yes
Four months (must have eight weeks between two month and 4 month vaccines) Rotavirus Rotarix Yes - can only be given between 10 to 24 weeks of age
Six months (must have at least eight weeks between dose two and three)  

Infanrix Hexa

Yes
Six months (must have at least eight weeks between dose two and three) Pneumococcal Prevenar 13 Yes
Six months (must have at least eight weeks between dose two and three) Influenza (annual) Fluquadri Yes
free for all children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age.
12 months (but not a day before) Measles, Mumps and Rubella Priorix Yes
12 months (but not a day before) Haemophilus Influenzae B (HIB) and Meningococcal C Menitorix Yes
12 months (but not a day before) Hepatitis A VAQTA Yes
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only
12 months (but not a day before) Pneumococcal Prevenar 13 Yes
Medically at risk children only
12 months (but not a day before) Influenza (annual) Fluquadri Junior Yes
free for all children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age.
18 months (but not a day before) Chickenpox,
Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Priorix-tetra Yes
18 months (but not a day before) Hepatitis A VAQTA Yes
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only
18 months (but not a day before) Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Infanrix or Tripacel Yes
18 months (but not a day before) Influenza (annual) Fluquadri Junior Yes
free for all children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age.
Four years
 
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio DTPa-IPV Yes
Four years
 
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Priorix Yes
If dose two not received at 18 months
Four years
 
Pneumococcal Pneumovax 23 Yes
Medically at risk children only
Four years
 
Influenza (annual) Fluquadri Junior Yes
free for all children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age.
Year 7 in schools Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Boostrix Yes
Year 7 in schools Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Gardasil 9 Yes
Gardasil 9 is a two dose course with the second and final dose being administered six months after the first vaccination. The previous HPV schedule was three doses.
Year 10 in schools Meningococcal ACWY Menactra

Yes - free for:

  • Students in Year 10 (vaccination administered at school)
  • Young people aged 15 to 19 years at time of vaccination (through Council's community immunisation clinics)
Adults Influenza (annual) Fluquadri, Fluarix Tetra or Afluria Yes - free for:
  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • all individuals aged 6 months and over with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza
  • persons 65 years and older

For all other people aged 5 years to 64, the vaccine can be purchased from Council's community immunisation clinics for $19.90.

Adults Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (whooping cough) Boostrix

Yes – (free and paid)
It is advised that a booster be given every 10 years. The vaccine can be purchased from Council's community immunisation clinics for $40.70.

Adults Pneumococcal Pneumovax 23 Yes
  • Adults aged 65 years and older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 50 years and older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 15 years and older with risk factors
Last updated:10 July 2019