Eligible seniors, including international and interstate visitors, can use Council’s community immunisation clinics for the following vaccines.
It is recommended that people aged 65 years and over be vaccinated against influenza.
Influenza vaccines are available now to the following groups.
Free influenza vaccines are available for:
- all children from six months to less than five years of age (Government 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 on the Queensland Health website
- 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 of medical conditions visit the Australian Immunisation Handbook website)
- 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.
It is recommended that all people aged 70 years and over be vaccinated against Pneumococcal disease (one dose of Prevenar 13 for people without risk conditions).
Adults with medical risk factors for Invasive Pneumococcal disease are eligible to receive a dose of Pneumovax 23, 12 months following, along with another dose of Pneumovax 23 at least five years later. Note that the first dose of Prevenar 13 should be given by the GP at diagnosis.
The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is a free vaccine which is available for people aged 70 years. A free single catch-up dose is available for adults aged 71-79 years until the end of 2021. Zostavax is available through Council's community immunisation clinics. Note: this vaccine is not for immunocompromised people.
Vaccine availability timings
The free influenza vaccine is now available from Council’s community immunisation clinics for all groups eligible for the free influenza vaccine, including persons 65 years and older. A paid influenza vaccine is also available for $19.90 at all Community Immunisation Clinics.
The adult whooping cough vaccine is available at all Council community immunisation clinics for $40.70. Pregnant women are recommended to receive a free whooping cough vaccine between mid second trimester and early third trimester (between 20 and 32 weeks gestation) of each pregnancy.
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, to find clinic details including dates, you can download the:
- Free community immunisation clinics timetable – July-December 2020 (PDF – 990kb)
- Free community immunisation clinics timetable – July-December 2020 (Word– 169kb).
All clinics are closed on public holidays and during the Christmas holiday period.
View community immunisation clinics in a larger map.