Eligibility for immunisation

Find information on who is eligible to receive vaccinations at Council's community immunisation clinics.

Children

All children aged between six weeks and 19 years, including international and interstate visitors, can use Council's community immunisation clinics, providing they are not unwell. If unwell, DO NOT attend Council's community immunisation clinics. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Within eligibility age groups Hepatitis A, Meningococcal B and Pneumococcal vaccines and other National Immunisation Program vaccines are available for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children up to the age of 19 at Council's community immunisation clinics.

In addition, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can be vaccinated for free at Council's community immunisation clinics for the following diseases:

  • Influenza (Please check with Council’s Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 or email the Immunisation team for flu vaccine availability):
    • people aged six months and older
  • Pneumococcal:
    • adults aged 50 years and older.

Seniors

Seniors can visit any of Council's community immunisation clinics to be vaccinated for free against the following diseases:

  • Influenza Please check with Council’s Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 or email the Immunisation team for flu vaccine availability.):
    • adults 65 years and older, including international and interstate visitors
  • Pneumococcal and Shingles:
    • adults 70 years and older (NOTE: Shingles not for immunocompromised people)

Students

Catch-up vaccinations for secondary school students

Students who have missed their school vaccination: diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal ACWY can receive a catch-up vaccination at a Council community immunisation clinic, or at their local GP. Adolescents aged 15-19 years who missed the meningococcal ACWY vaccine at school are also eligible for a free vaccine.

A parent, carer or legal guardian will need to be present to consent to the vaccination and sign a consent card.

UP until December 2020 the School Immunisation Program was being run by Brisbane City Council. As of January, 2021, this program has been taken over by Ozcare. Please visit Ozcare’s website for further information.

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Last updated: 11 August 2021