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

Hepatitis A, Meningococcal B and Pneumococcal vaccines and other National Immunisation Program vaccines are free for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children up to the age of 18 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:
    • people aged six months and older
  • Pneumococcal:
    • adults aged 50 years and older
    • children aged 12 years and older, adolescents and adults of any age diagnosed with medical risk factors for invasive Pneumococcal disease

Seniors

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

  • Influenza:
    • adults 65 years and older, including international and interstate visitors
  • Pneumococcal and Shingles:
    • adults 70 years and older

Students

Vaccinations are provided for year 7 students for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), as well as human papillomavirus.

Council also provides a free meningococcal ACWY vaccination to all Year 10 students through the School Immunisation Program. The free vaccine is also offered to adolescents aged 15 to 19 years through Council's community immunisation clinics.

Catch-up vaccinations for secondary school students

Students who have missed their school vaccination can receive a catch-up vaccination at a Council community immunisation clinic, or at their local GP. Missed vaccinations cannot be rescheduled at school.

Parents, carers or legal guardians of students who have missed a school vaccination will receive a letter or email advising them of their options and the vaccination due date, however, a letter is not required for you to receive a catch-up.

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

Please note, there are minimal intervals between vaccine dosages that may prevent the student from continuing with the school program.

Schools located outside the Brisbane City Council area should contact their local council or Queensland Health for further information.

If a student receives their HPV dose-one vaccination outside of the school program and wants to receive dose-two within the school program, a request needs to be sent through to the Immunisation Services team with the following details:

  • vaccination date
  • vaccination batch number
  • where the vaccination was administered (location)
  • student’s full name and date of birth
  • name of the student’s school
  • student's class group or house.

Requests to withdraw from the school vaccination program must be made via email to the Immunisation Services team. You will receive an email response to confirm your request.

For more information, please contact the Immunisation Services team.

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Last updated:28 July 2020