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Immunisation

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 and scheduled school 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. School Aged children who have missed a vaccination are encouraged to attend the weekly community clinics for catch-up.

Schedule 2018/2019

Location

Times

Dates for 2018 / 2019

Ipswich Health Plaza

Bell Street

Tuesday:

8.30 am - 10.00 am

2018

November 20

December 4

2019

Clinics Discontinued

at this location

Priceline Riverlink

Tuesday:

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

2018

November 20

December 4

2019

Clinics Discontinued

at this location

Goodna Community Health

Tuesday:

9.00 am - 11.00 am

2018

November 13, 27

December 11

2019

Clinics Discontinued

at this location

Ipswich Library

Ipswich Global Information Centre

40 South Street, Ipswich

(Level One, Study Room 1)

Tuesday Morning:

9.00 am - 11.00 am

2019

January 22

February 12, 26

March 12, 26

April 9, 23

May 14, 28

June 11, 25

July 9, 23

August 13, 27

September 10, 24

October 8, 22

November 12, 26

December 10

Ipswich Library

Ipswich Global Information Centre

40 South Street, Ipswich

(Level One, Study Room 1)

Thursday evenings:

3.30 pm - 6.00 pm

2018

November 15, 29

December 13

2019

January 10

February 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

August 8

September 12

October 10

November 14

December 12

Redbank Library Branch

Redbank Plaza

1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank

Thursday evenings:

3.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Before Story time

2018

December 6

2019

Clinics Discontinued

at this location

Springfield Central Library

Orion Springfield Central

Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive

(Level 2 Study Room 1)

Tuesday:

9.00 am - 11.00 am

2019

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 2

August 6

September 3

October 1

November 5

December 3

Springfield Central Library

Orion Springfield Central

Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive

(Level 2 Study Room 1)

Thursday evenings:

3.30 pm - 5.30 pm

2019

January 24

February 28

March 28

Closed Anzac Day

May 23

June 27

July 25

August 22

September 26

October 24

November 28

Redbank Plains Community Centre

180 School Road, Redbank Plains

Wednesday:
9.00 am - 11.00 am

2019

February 6

March 6

April 3

May 1

June 5

July 3

August 7

September 4

October 2

November 6

December 4

No appointment is necessary and all vaccines in the program are provided free as per the National Immunisation Program Queensland. Eligibility guidelines can be located at the following website: www.health.qld.gov.au/immunisation schedule.

Medicare card and child/person's immunisation records (baby health record book) are requested at the time of vaccination.

Catch up immunisations will be offered to school students and any eligible person at council's 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, 299.7 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 and/or Queensland Health website: www.health.qld.gov.au/immunisation

Free catch-up vaccines are provided only for young persons less than 20 years of age. 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 or Queensland Health website: www.health.qld.gov.au/immunisation.

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.

Pneumococcal

This vaccine is provided free for any persons:

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

Influenza

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 Immunisation Program

In 2019, Year 7 and Year 10 students are being offered school vaccinations at school.

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

Year 7

  • HPV Vaccine (Human Papilloma Virus)  - 2 doses
  • dTPa (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough)

Year 10

  • Meningococcal ACWY

A catch up vaccination free of charge for those Year 7 and Year 10 students who missed their vaccinations in 2017 is available at Ipswich City Council’s community clinics until December 2018.

If your child is in the above year level age group but does not attend school they are still entitled to the free vaccines, forms are available at Ipswich City Council's community clinics.

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 Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register which commenced in 1996 and is administered by Medicare Australia. This register records the details of vaccinations given to children who live in Australia.


To request records:

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

Council Records

You can request a copy of immunisation history for yourself or your child.  Legal guardians are also able to request information.

To request the history 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:
    • full name
    • date of birth
    • current address
    • school and years attended (if applicable)
    • contact phone number

Send your request by: