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Immunisation

Have you had your flu vaccine or avoided doing so because of financial pressures? Brisbane City Council can help you save your time and money and keep safe this flu season, offering free immunisation services for children and seniors.

SENIORS
It is recommended that people aged 65 years and over be vaccinated against pneumococcal and influenza diseases. 

All seniors 65 years and over, including international and interstate visitors, can use Council's free immunisation service for these vaccines.

Free influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are also available to the following groups:

Influenza:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 15 years and older
pregnant women

Pneumococcal:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 50 years and older
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 15 to 49 years with risk factors
The influenza vaccine is available from Council's children's immunisation clinics from mid-April each year. The pneumococcal vaccine is available all year round.


CHILDREN
Parents are encouraged to utilise the service to protect their little ones. As part of Council’s vision for the city’s future, our free immunisation services offer to help protect children against detrimental childhood diseases which include measles, whooping cough, polio and tetanus.

To utilise this service parents or guardians are required to bring your child’s Medicare number and immunisation record whilst carers additionally must bring an Immunisation Consent form signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian and a Comparison of the Effects of Diseases and Side Effects of Vaccines form signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.

Services are offered through fourteen locations across the city, the closest available for Parkinson Ward Residents being at Forest Lake and Sunnybank Hills.

Please see timetable for clinic locations and times.

Bookings for Council’s children’s immunisation clinics are not required.

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