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Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child against harmful diseases that can cause serious complications and sometimes death. By reducing the spread of disease, immunisation not only protects individuals, but also the community

FREE Community Immunisation Clinics

Ipswich City Council conducts weekly immunisation clinics. These clinics are FREE. There is no need to make an appointment. Please bring your Medicare card and your child's immunisation record book.  If you don't have a book, we can write out a card for you - however, it is preferable that all records be kept in a single location to ensure a complete history is shown.

Schedule September 2016 - June 2017



Dates for 2016

Bell Street Health Plaza


8.30 am - 10.00 am

September 20

October 4,18

November 1,15

December 6


January 17

February 7,21

March 7,21

April 4,18

May 2,16

June 6,20

Goodna Community Health


9.00 am - 11.00 am

September 27

October 11,25

November  8,22

December 13


January 10,24

February 14,28

March 14,28

April 11

May 9,23

June 13,27

Winston Glades:

Terry White Chemist


11.00 am - 12.00 pm

September 20

October 4,18

November 1,15

December 6


January 17

February 7,21

March 7,21

April 4,18

May 2,16

June 6,20

Springfield Lakes:

YMCA Community Centre


9.00 am - 11.00 am

September 22

October 20

November 17


January 19

February 23

March 23

April 20

May 18

June 22

Ipswich Library

Ipswich Global Information Centre

(Level One)

Thursday evenings:

3.30 pm - 5:45 pm

September 15,29

October 13,27

November 10,24

December 15


January 12

February 16

March 16,30

April 13,27

May 11,25

June 15,29

No appointment is necessary and all vaccines in the program are provided free as per the National Immunisation Program. Medicare card and child/person's immunisation records (baby health record book) are requested at the time of vaccination.

Queensland Health concurrently conducts child health and immunisation clinics at the following locations only:

  • Ipswich Health Plaza
  • Goodna Community Health
  • Springfield Lakes - YMCA Community Centre.

Catch up immunisations will be offered to school students at council immunisation community clinics.

Consent Forms for Community Clinics

An Immunisation Consent Form and Pre-vaccination Checklist must be completed and presented at the clinic. This form must be completed and signed by the child's parent or legal guardian before any vaccinations can be provided.

Immunisation Consent Form and Pre-vaccination Checklist (PDF, 536.4 KB)
Comparision of Disease and Effects (PDF, 826.0 KB)

National Immunisation Program Schedule

The Government updates a schedule which outlines what immunisations are required at different ages. To view this schedule please use the following link:

National Immunisation Program Schedule

NOTE: Due to the increase of whooping cough in the community, it is recommended that infants receive their vaccinations at six weeks of age instead of the eight weeks as indicated in the National Immunisation Program.

No Jab, No Pay – free catch-up vaccines are provided only for young persons less than 20 years of age whose families are currently receiving family assistance payments (Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement). This is a time limited program and will cease in December 2017. Please refer to the Department of Human Services website for further information.

For general information about immunisations, please refer to the Australian Government website for the Immunise Australia Program.

Adult Immunisation Programs

Ipswich City Council also provides the following vaccinations to eligible adults at their community immunisation clinics:

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Any person born after 1/1/1966 is eligible for a free dose of the MMR vaccine. A person requires two doses of the vaccine to offer maximum protection against these diseases.


This vaccine is provided free for any persons:

  • Aged 65 years and older
  • Indigenous adults aged 15 years and older


During the flu season (winter months), this vaccination is provided free for any person each year who is:

  • Aged 65 years and older
  • Indigenous adults aged 15 years and older

School Based Vaccination Program

This program is offered to any high school aged student at school in the eligible level. The following vaccinations are offered free:

Year 7 and 8 students (all)

  • Hepatitis B - two doses, 2013 only, children born prior May 2000
  • Varicella zoster (chickenpox)
  • HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine) - three doses

Year 9 and 11 students who missed their vaccinations at school in 2015 are eligible to receive their outstanding vaccinations up to the end of 2016 at community clinics.

If your child is in the above year level age group but does not attend school they are still entitled to the vaccines for free.

Before a student can be vaccinated at school a completed and signed Queensland Health Consent Form must be provided.

Any student who has missed a vaccination at school can attend any of the immunisation clinics listed or for further information please contact Council on (07) 3810 6666.

Resources for Schools

Queensland Health provides resources and further information for parents and schools about the School Immunisation Program, including principal kits and fact sheets.

Queensland Health - School Immunisation Program Information

Immunisation Records

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) is a national register which commenced in 1996 and is administered by Medicare Australia. This register records the details of vaccinations given to children up to ten years of age who live in Australia.

To request records:

If your child has been immunised overseas you can have the details added to the ACIR either by visiting your general practitioner or a Council Community Immunisation Clinic.

Council Records

Ipswich City Council keeps records of vaccinations performed by Council. These records are kept for 21 years from the date of vaccination. You can request an immunisation record for yourself or your child.  Legal guardians are also able to request information.

To request a record of vaccinations performed by Council, make a request in writing including:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Relationship to the person whose records are being requested
  • Full details of the person who the record is for, including:
    • name
    • date of birth
    • current address
    • school and years attended (if applicable)
    • address at the time of vaccinations

Send your request by: