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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 2019

Ipswich Health Plaza
Bell Street

n/a

Clinics discontinued at this location

Priceline Riverlink

n/a

Clinics discontinued at this location

Goodna Community Health

n/a

Clinics discontinued at this location

Ipswich Library
Ipswich Global Information Centre
40 South Street, Ipswich
(Level One, Study Room 1)

Tuesday mornings:
9.00 am - 11.00 am

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

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

n/a

Clinics discontinued at this location

Springfield Central Library
Orion Springfield Central
Cnr Main Street and Sirius Drive
(Level 2 Study Room 1)

Tuesday mornings:
9.00 am - 11.00 am

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

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 mornings:
9.00 am - 11.00 am

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 found on the Queensland Health.
  • 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:

National Immunisation Program Schedule

The Government updates a schedule which outlines what immunisations are required at different ages. View the National Immunisation Program Schedule and/or Queensland Health website.

Free catch-up vaccines are provided only for young persons less than 20 years of age - 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.

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 or older
  • Indigenous adults aged 15 and older.

Influenza

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

  • Aged 65 and older
  • Indigenous adults aged 15 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 2018 is available at Ipswich City Council’s community clinics until December 2019.
  • 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 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 - see more information below:

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.
  • You can request records by:
  • 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: