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Immunisation

Logan City Council offers free immunisation clinics within the community. Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting against harmful diseases.

Since its inception in 1979, Logan City Council has provided free community immunisation clinics. The Immunisation Program delivers the vaccinations listed under the National Immunisation Program Schedule and operates in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC).

Council's immunisation clinics provide all vaccines that are free on the National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIPS).

Overdue Vaccinations - Resolving Centrelink/Medicare Notifications

In light of the changes to the Government requirements specific to childhood immunisation, a number of parents have received letters from either Centrelink or Medicare notifying them that their child is overdue for vaccines. Unfortunately these letters do not provide parents with enough information to resolve their issues.

Due to an extreme number of phone calls being received in relation to Centrelink payments the Immunisation Team have developed a tip sheet to support parents in resolving their issues.

Centrelink Payment Concerns Tip Sheet (PDF 138 KB)

Introducing SmartVax

Council has introduced SmartVax, a text message based 'check in' for immunisation recipients.

It's natural to worry about the potential side effects of vaccination, but serious adverse events from vaccination are rare.   All vaccines in Australia have been extensively tested for safety.  Before a vaccine can be used in Australia it must be licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

So what is SmartVax and how does it work?

SmartVax enables general practices and government clinics to send a text message to patients to see if they experienced any reactions following an immunisation. It's as simple as responding 'Yes' or 'No' to the text message.

Anyone who responds that they experienced a reaction will be sent an SMS link to a 1 minute online survey to capture further details about the reaction.  The vaccine provider is notified of any reactions reported.  Any information about suspected adverse events may be shared with public health authorities who use this information for monitoring vaccine safety.

Responses can be performed from any type of mobile phone and participation is not compulsory.

Flu vaccination

The 2016 quadrivalent (4 strains) flu vaccine is now available for sale to the public at all Council clinics. Each adult dose is just $15. Children aged 6 months to <9 years who have previously received one or more doses of influenza vaccine require only one dose of the influenza vaccine in 2016.  Those vaccinated for influenza for the first time should receive two doses, one month apart.

Some clients who are 'medically at risk' are eligible for funded vaccines.  To check eligibility go to www.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/immunise-influenza.

Community clinic program

Community immunisation clinics are held weekly. Appointments are not necessary. Please see below for further details.

Beenleigh Library
Crete Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207
Every Thursday excluding Public Holidays
9 am - 10 am

Browns Plains Early Years Centre
Corner Wineglass and Middle Roads, Hillcrest QLD 4118
Every Thursday excluding Public Holidays
Noon - 1 pm

Caddies Community Care Centre
19-33 South Street, Jimboomba QLD 4280
Every Thursday excluding Public Holidays
11 am - Noon

Capalaba Library
14 Noeleen Street, Capalaba QLD 4157
First  and Third Thursday of every month excluding Public Holidays
4 - 6 pm

Crestmead PCYC - Commencing 16 August 2016
Gimlet Street, Crestmead QLD 4132
Every Tuessday excluding Public Holidays
8.45 - 9.15 am

Eagleby Family Centre
1 Bishop Street, Eagleby QLD 4207
Every Tuesday excluding Public Holidays
10 - 10.30am

Logan Central Library
26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central QLD 4114
Every Thursday excluding Public Holidays
3.30 pm - 7 pm

Logan Hyperdome Library
66 Mandew Street, Shailer Park QLD 4128
Every Saturday excluding Public Holidays
9 - 11 am

Logan North Library
2-6 Sports Drive, Underwood QLD 4119
Every Friday excluding Public Holidays
9 - 10 am

Marsden Library
35 Chambers Flat Road, Marsden QLD 4132
Every Friday excluding Public Holidays
Noon - 1pm

St Francis College
64 Julie Street, Crestmead QLD 4132
Every Friday excluding Public Holidays
10.45 - 11.15 am

At-risk flu vaccination program

Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended and free for:

  • All persons aged 65 years or over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 15 years or older
  • All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • People with underlying medical conditions (ie Diabetes, severe Asthma etc)

At-risk flu candidates can attend any Immunisation Clinic.

School program

The School Based Immunisation Program (SIP) provides parents with the opportunity to have their child vaccinated for free at school.

Year 7 and 8 students are being offered vaccination to protect against:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Chicken Pox
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Consent forms for each vaccine offered will be given to your child to bring home from school. Please note that no child will be vaccinated without parental consent. If you have misplaced your child's consent form, they can be downloaded from the links below.

Schedule - Logan City

2016 Phase 3 School Program Schedule
DateTimeSchool
Tuesday 18 October 20169 - 10.30am

Browns Plains State High School

Ivor Street, Browns Plains QLD 4118

 11.45am - 12.45pm

Parklands Christian College

11 Hillcrest Road, Park Ridge  QLD 4125

Wednesday 19 October 20168.40 - 10.10am

Canterbury College

Old Logan Village Road, Waterford QLD 4133

 11.30am - 12.30pm

Groves Christian College

68-70 Laughlin Street, Kingston QLD 4114

 11.30am - Noon

Groves Distance Education

68 - 70 Laughlin Street, Kingston QLD 4114

Friday 21 October 20169 - 10.30am

Emmaus College

48 East Street, Jimboomba QLD 4280

 11.30am - 12.30pm

Kingston College

62-84 Bega Road, Kingston QLD 4114

Tuesday 25 October 20169 - 10.30am

Chisolm Catholic College

204 California Creek Road, Cornubia QLD 4130

 11.45am - 1.15pm

Shailer Park State High School

Bulwarna Street, Shailer Park QLD 4128

Wednesday 26 October 20169 - 10.30am

Flagstone State Community College

Cnr Homestead Drive & Poinciana Drive, Flagstone QLD 4280

 1.35 - 2.35pm

Loganlea State High School

Neridah Street, Loganlea QLD 4131

Thursday 27 October 20161.30 - 2pm

Beenleigh Special School

52-74 Mount Warren Boulevard, Mount Warren Park QLD 4207

Friday 28 October 20169 - 10am

Springwood State High School

200 Springwood Road, Springwood QLD 4127

 11.30am - 12.30pm

Calvary Christian College

559 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Carbrook QLD 4130

Tuesday 1 November 20169am - 10.30am

John Paul College

John Paul Drive, Daisy Hill QLD 4127

 11.30am - 12.50pm

Kimberley College

41 Kruger Road, Carbrook QLD 4127

Wednesday 2 November 20169 - 10.30am

Beenleigh State High School

Alamein Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207

 Noon - 1.00pm

St Francis College

64 Julie Street, Crestmead QLD 4132

 1 - 2pm

YMCA

41/45 Mary Street, Kingston QLD 4114

Friday 4 November 20168.45am - Noon

Woodridge State High School

323 Wembley Road, Woodridge QLD 4114

Tuesday 8 November 20168.45am - Noon

Marsden State High School

106-130 Muchow Road, Waterford West QLD 4133

Wednesday 9 November 20169 - 10.30am

Trinity College

Scott Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207

Wednesday 16 November 20169 - 10am

Mabel Park State High School

72-116 Paradise Road, Slacks Creek QLD 4127

 11.30am - 1pm

Windaroo Valley State High School

240 Beenleigh Beaudesert Road, Bahrs Scrub QLD 4207

Thursday 17 November 20161 - 1.30pm

Logan City Special School

133 Wembley Road, Logan Central QLD 4114

Tuesday 22 November9 - 10.30am

Park Ridge State High School

14-30 Lancewood Street, Park Ridge QLD 4125

 Noon - 1.00pm

Hills International College

105-111 Johanna Street, Jimboomba QLD 4280

Schedule - Redland City

2016 Phase 3 School Program Schedule
DateTimeSchool
Monday 24 October 2016

9 - 10.30am

Sheldon College

Taylor Road, Sheldon QLD 4157

 11.15am - 12.15pm

Faith Lutheran College

1-15 Beveridge Road, Thornlands QLD 4164

Monday 31 October 2016

9 - 10.30am

Redlands College

38 Anson Road, Wellington Point QLD 4160

 11.30am - 1.00pm

Ormiston College

97 Dundas Street, Ormiston QLD 4160

Monday 7 November 2016

9 - 10.30am

Carmel College

20 Ziegenfusz Road, Thornlands QLD 4165

 11.30am - 12.50pm

Wellington Point State High School

Bagden Road, Wellington Point QLD 4160

Monday 14 November 2016

9 - 10.30am

Victoria Point State High School

93-131 Benfer Road, Victoria Point QLD 4165

 11.50am - 12.50pm

Capalaba State College

150 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba QLD 4157

Friday 18 November 20169am - Noon

Cleveland District State High School

Russell Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

Monday 21 November 2016

9 - 10.30am

Alexandra Hills State High School

Windemere Road, Alexandra Hills QLD 4161

 Noon - 12.30pm

Redlands District Special School

51-53 Panorama Drive, Thornlands QLD 4164

Outreach program

This program aims to offer the Logan community a referral based home visit program to assist in improving the immunisation rates in Logan City.

Primarily, any person/family who a service provider feels may benefit from participating in this program. This may include but is not limited to those person/s overdue for vaccinations, person/s who may have difficulty for whatever reason in accessing immunisation services or multiple persons residing in a residence that require immunisation.

The Outreach Referral Form   (PDF 300 KB)must be completed to enable participation in the Outreach Program.

Consent forms

For your convenience below are the PDFs of the consent forms you will be required to complete. These will be available for you at the clinic or if you wish to save time please feel free to print, complete and bring along.

Community consent forms

School consent forms

School vaccination information

Immunisation records

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) is a national register administered by Medicare Australia. Find out how to obtain copies of vaccination records or lodge details of vaccinations received overseas.  The ACIR began storing records in 1996 and has records of children who are up to eight years of age. To request records:

Logan City Council records

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

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • The relationship to the person whose records are being requested
  • The full details of the person who the record is for, including:
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Current address
  • Address at the time of vaccinations
  • Information on the immunisation records you need (e.g. Hepatitis B)

Send your request by:

  • Email
  • Fax to 07 3412 3444
  • Mail to:

Health Operations Program
Logan City Council
PO Box 3226
Logan City DC Qld 4114

Vaccines available for purchase

Vaccinations available at Council's immunisation clinics at a cost* include:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - $30.00
  • Chickenpox (2 doses required if >14yrs) - $50.00
  • Hepatitis A (2 doses required) - $50.00
  • Hepatitis B, Adult (3 doses required, two doses required if 11-15yrs) - $20.00
  • Hepatitis B, Paediatric (3 doses required) - $15.00
  • Hepatitis A and B combined (3 doses required) - $60.00
  • Human Papilloma Virus (3 doses required) - $125.00
  • Influenza, Adult (only 1 dose required annually) - $16.00
  • Influenza, Paediatric (2 doses may be required) - $16.00
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (2 doses may be required) - $25.00
  • Polio (3 doses required) - $35.00
  • Zostavax - $185.00

* Prices are per dose. Vaccines are not subject to GST.

Vaccines and diseases

Logan City Council immunises for:

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough

Diphtheria is bacteria found in an infected person's mouth, nose and throat, which can cause difficulty swallowing and breathing. The bacteria releases a toxin that can cause paralysis and heart failure. Diphtheria is fatal in about seven percent of cases.

Tetanus causes muscle spasms in the neck and jaw muscles (lockjaw) and can cause breathing difficulties and abnormal heart rhythms. It enters the body through puncture wounds. Tetanus is fatal in about 10 percent of cases.

Whooping Cough (pertussis) is a bacteria spread by coughing or sneezing. Whooping Cough affects the air passages, which makes breathing difficult.

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent whooping cough. The vaccine is recommended and available free for:

  • All children at 2, 4 and 6 months of age and 4 years of age. Vaccines due at 2 months of age can be given from 6 weeks, and those due at 4 years can be given from 3 years 6 months
  • Year 8 and 10 students (booster)

Adult immunisation is recommended (but not free) for:

  • Those planning pregnancy
  • Expectant partners or new mothers
  • Anyone in regular contact with babies under six months of age.  For example, family members, childcare and healthcare workers
  • Any adult wanting to protect themselves against whopping cough
  • Adults with a tetanus prone wound if more than five years since their last dose

For more information on whooping cough, please refer to the QLD Health website and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention website or the Pertussis Fact Sheet (PDF 148 KB).

A combination vaccine diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) immunises against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough. Side effects include:

  • Irritability
  • A mild fever
  • Redness
  • Soreness
  • Area swelling

Boostrix is available for all year 10 and year 8 students through the School Immunisation Program. Children who missed the vaccination at school can receive Boostrix through Council clinics, but only for a limited time after missing it. Students can also access the vaccine from their local doctor.

If a student has recently had an ADT (Adult Diphtheria Tetanus) or Tetanus vaccine they still require a Boostrix vaccine as these vaccines do not have the Pertussis component. It is safe to receive Boostrix even if ADT or Tetanus was given, for example, in the last week or month.

The following fact sheet offers more information for year 10 and year 8 students and their parents:

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a mild disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus that lasts about 5 to 10 days.

Children can be vaccinated from one to 13 years old. If a child is over the age of 14 and has never been immunised, two vaccines will be required. The vaccine protects about 90 percent of children. If the infection does occur after vaccination, it is usually mild.

People who should not get the vaccine include:

  • Pregnant women
  • People with immune deficiency diseases (for example, HIV or AIDS)
  • People taking immune-suppressing medication

Side effects are rare, but about one in five people get a local reaction or fever, and three in five get a mild chickenpox-like rash.

Council offers the chickenpox vaccine through the school program (year 8 only). Alternatively, year 8 students can access the vaccine for free from their local doctor. The chickenpox vaccine cannot be given within four weeks of receiving another live vaccine (for example, Measles, Mumps and Rubella).

Chickenpox Fact Sheet (PDF 150 KB)

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver infection and is mostly transmitted by the faecal-oral route.
Possible vaccines include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid

Tests show vaccines are 98 percent effective and last for 10 years or over.

Children aged 18 to 24 months need two Hepatitis A vaccine doses. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will get the Hepatitis A vaccination free.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver virus and is contracted through contact with body fluids. The risk of this is very low.
Babies get immunised:

  • After birth
  • At two months
  • At four months
  • At six months

Two or three doses are required for adolescents never vaccinated before.

Serious side effects are rare. Anaphylaxis or a serious lower blood pressure occurs for one in 600,000 cases.

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B

The Hib vaccine is given in a number of stages. The first dose of the Hib vaccine is normally given at two months of age.
The Hib vaccine used in Australia contains a part of the Hib bacteria attached to a protein that stimulates the immune system. The vaccine also contains a small amount of aluminium salt.
Possible side effects include:

  • Mild swelling
  • Redness
  • Fever

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV is a very common virus that affects both females and males. Different types of HPV can affect different parts of the body. Some of these can infect the genital area. The vaccine will help protect females and males against developing a range of HPV related cancers and diseases, including protection for women against cervical cancer.  Gardasil is available to all year 8 students through Council's school program.

Students that missed the vaccination at school can receive the Gardasil vaccine through Council clinics before the end of year 9. Possible side effects include:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Rarely bronchospasm

Follow the links to view a short educational video to find out more about the Human Papillomavirus in boys and girls.

The following fact sheets, as well as the new HPV vaccine website www.hpvvaccine.org.au offer more information

Influenza

The Australian Immunisation Handbook recommends Influenza vaccination for anyone aged 6 months or over who wishes to protect themselves against Influenza. Vaccination of all members of the community is recommended.

Influenza is a highly infectious viral disease that affects mainly the nose, throat, bronchi and occasionally the lungs. It is characterised by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain and headaches.

Groups eligible for free influenza vaccination annually:

  • All adults aged 65 years and over
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged between 6 months and 5 years of age
  • Individuals 6 months of age and over with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Measles has caused more deaths in Australia in the past 15 years than diphtheria, whooping cough and rubella combined.
The Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine is given to:

  • Children in two doses at one and four years old
  • Women considering pregnancy with low rubella antibodies

Meningococcal disease

Meningococcal disease is bacteria in the throat or nose and is spread by coughing and sneezing. Common disease strains include B and C.
Two types of Meningococcal vaccinations are available in Australia. They include, the new Meningococcal B vaccine and Meningococcal C vaccine for all children after 12 months old, which provides 90 percent protection and the vaccine for older children over two years old that protects against Meningococcal A, C, W and Y
Side effects include:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headaches

Pneumococcal disease

Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria carried in the throat and nose and is spread by kissing, coughing or sneezing.
Vaccines include:

  • Prevenar 13 for children aged between two months and nine years old
  • Pneumovax 23 for children aged two years and over (medically at risk only)

The Pneumococcal vaccine is funded for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged:

  • Eighteen months
  • 50 years and over
  • The vaccine is only required every five years (non-indigenous persons only require the vaccine once)

Poliomyelitis

Polio is a gastrointestinal virus that affects the central nervous system.  Since 1978, Poliomyelitis or polio has been eradicated in Australia. However, children must be vaccinated against polio as there's a risk of importation.
The polio vaccine is free and requires three doses with a booster at four years. Side effects include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Redness at the injection site
  • Mild fever
  • Decreased appetite

Rotavirus

Rotavirus causes severe diarrhoea, dehydration and stomach pain in babies and children. It is contagious and infection is usually spread through the faecal–oral route.
Vaccinations:

  • First dose can't be given after 12 weeks of age
  • Third dose must be completed by 32 weeks of age

The vaccination is given at exactly two, four and six months of age. Side effects include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting

Tuberculosis

Council does not administer Tuberculosis vaccinations. Enquries regarding Tuberculosis (BCG vaccination) should be directed to:

Metro South Clinicial Tuberculosis Service
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Building 37, Gate 1 Cornwall Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Phone 07 3176 4141

For more information: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/chrisp/tuberculosis/about_TB.asp

Further information

Immunisations are recommended for certain people and at certain stages in life. Listed below are links for further information you may require.

If you have any queries about immunisation please phone 07 3412 5397.