Eligibility for immunisation | Brisbane City Council

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.  Children who are sick can still be immunised provided the child has a temperature of less than 38.5 degrees. Vaccines are available at Council's community immunisation clinics.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Hepatitis A and pneumococcal vaccines are free for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at Council's community immunisation clinics.

In addition, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander:

  • adults who are aged 15 to 49 years can be immunised for free against influenza at Council's community immunisation clinics
  • children who are aged six months to five years can be immunised for free against influenza at Council's community immunisation clinics
  • adults aged 50 years and older can be immunised for free against pneumococcal at Council's community immunisation clinics.

Seniors

All adults who are 65 years and over, including international and interstate visitors, can use Council's free immunisation service to be vaccinated against pneumococcal and influenza diseases. Vaccines are available at Council's community immunisation clinics.

Students

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

Council will also be providing a free meningococcal ACWY vaccination to all Year 10 students through the School Immunisation Program. The free vaccine will also be on offer to people aged 15 to 19 years through Council's community immunisation clinics.

Students who have missed their school vaccinations can attend one of Council's community immunisation clinics. Please be aware that there are strict timeframes to catch up a missed vaccination and between vaccine doses. Parents/guardians of children who have missed school vaccinations will receive an email or letter advising them of their options and a vaccination due date. The vaccines are free from Council's community immunisation clinics.

If you decide to go through your family doctor, and would like to receive further vaccinations through the School Immunisation Program, please email the following details:

  • student's full name
  • date of birth
  • school
  • grade/year level
  • vaccine administered by the family doctor
  • batch number
  • date given
  • doctor's details

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29 November 2017