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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).

If you are not eligible for free vaccinations or you are travelling and require vaccination, Council also offer a number of vaccines at a cost.

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

Eagleby Family Centre  *Commencing 12 January 2016
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

Redland Community Centre
29 Loraine Street, Capalaba QLD 4157
First Thursday of every month excluding Public Holidays
4 pm - 6 pm

St Francis College  *Commencing 15 January 2016
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)

School program

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

Year 8 sutdents are being offered vaccination to protect against:

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

Year 10 students are being offered vaccination to protect against:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

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 1 School Program Schedule
DateTimeSchool
Tuesday 23 February 20169 - 11.20am

Browns Plains State High School

Ivor Street, Browns Plains QLD 4118

Tuesday 23 February 201612.15 - 1.15pm

Parklands Christian College

11 Hillcrest Road, Park Ridge  QLD 4125

Wednesday 24 February 20169 - 11am

Chisholm Catholic College

204 California Creek Road, Cornubia QLD  4130

Wednesday 24 February 201611.30am - 12.45pm

Groves Christian College

68-70 Laughlin Street, Kingston QLD 4114

Wednesday 24 February 201611.30am - Noon

Groves Distance Education

68 - 70 Laughlin Street, Kingston QLD 4114

Friday 26 February 20169 - 10.30am

Calvary Christian College

559 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road, Carbrook QLD 4130

Friday 26 February 201611.45am - 1.30pm

Shailer Park State  High School

Bulwarna Street, Shailer Park QLD 4128

Tuesday 1 March 20169 - 11am

Emmaus College

48 East Street, Jimboomba QLD 4280

Tuesday 1 March 2016Noon - 1pm

Hills International College

105-111 Johanna Street, Jimboomba QLD 4280

Wednesday 2 March 20169 - 11am

Flagstone State Community College

Cnr Homestead Drive & Poinciana Drive, Flagstone QLD 4280

Wednesday 2 March 20161.35 - 2.45pm

Loganlea State High School

Neridah Street, Loganlea QLD 4131

Thursday 3 March 20161.30 - 2pm

Beenleigh Special School

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

Friday 4 March 20169 - 10.40am

John Paul College

John Paul Drive, Daisy Hill QLD 4127

Friday 4 March 201611.40am - 12.50pm

Springwood State High School

200 Springwood Road, Springwood QLD 4127

Monday 7 March 20168.45am - 12.40pm

Woodridge State High School

323 Wembley Road, Woodridge QLD 4114

Tuesday 8 March 20169 - 10.10am

Canterbury College

Old Logan Village Road, Waterford QLD 4133

Tuesday 8 March 20161.15 - 2.45pm

Kimberley College

41 Kruger Road, Carbrook QLD 4129

Wednesday 9 March 20169 - 11am

Beenleigh State High School

Alamein Street, Beenleigh  QLD 4207

Wednesday 9 March 201612.15 - 1.25pm

St Francis College

64 Julie Street, Crestmead QLD 4132

Thursday 10 March 20161 - 2pm

YMCA

41/45 Mary Street, Kingston QLD 4114

Monday 14 March 20169 - 11.30am

Trinity College

Scott Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207

Tuesday 15 March 20169am - 12.50pm

Marsden State High School

106-130 Muchow Road, Waterford West QLD 4133

Thursday 17 March 20161 - 1.30pm

Logan City Special School

133 Wembley Road, Logan Central QLD 4114

Friday 18 March 20169 - 11.30am

Windaroo Valley State High School

240 Beenleigh Beaudesert Road, Bahrs Scrub QLD 4207

Friday 18 March 20161.30 - 3pm

Mabel Park State High School

72-116 Paradise Road, Slacks Creek QLD 4127

Wednesday 23 March 20169 - 11am

Park Ridge State High School

14-30 Lancewood Street, Park Ridge QLD 4125

Wednesday 23 March 20161.30 - 2.45pm

Kingston College

62-84 Bega Road, Kingston QLD 4114

Schedule - Redland City

2016 Phase 1 School Program Schedule
DateTimeSchool
Monday 22 February 20169 - 10.50am

Sheldon College

Taylor Road, Sheldon QLD 4157

Monday 22 February 201611.15am - 12.45pm

Faith Lutheran College

1-15 Beveridge Road, Thornlands QLD 4164

Monday 29 February 20169 - 10.30am

Redlands College

38 Anson Road, Wellington Point QLD 4160

Monday 29 February 201611.30am - 1pm

Ormiston College

97 Dundas Street, Ormiston QLD 4160

Monday 7 March 20169 - 10.50am

Carmel College

20 Ziegenfusz Road, Thornlands QLD 4164

Monday 7 March 201611.30am - 12.50pm

Wellington Point State High School

Badgen Road, Wellington Point QLD 4160

Friday 11 March 20169 - 11am

Victoria Point State High School

93-131 Benfer Road, Victoria Point QLD 4165

Friday 11 March 201611.50am - 12.50pm

Capalaba State College

150 Mount Cotton Road, Capalaba QLD 4157

Wednesday 16 March 20169am - 12.45pm

Cleveland District State High School

Russell Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

Monday 21 March 20169 - 11am

Alexandra Hills State High School

Windemere Road, Alexandra Hills QLD 4161

Monday 21 March 2016Noon - 12.30pm

Redlands District State School

51-53 Panorama Drive, Thornlands QLD 4164

Outreach program

This program aims to offer service providers in the Logan community a referral based 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 fill in. 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) - $27.00
  • Chickenpox (2 doses required if >14yrs) - $69.00
  • Hepatitis A (2 doses required) - $62.00
  • Hepatitis B, Adult (3 doses required if >20yrs) - $23.00
  • Hepatitis B, Paediatric (3 doses required) - $19.00
  • Hepatitis A and B combined (3 doses required) - $74.00
  • Human Papilloma Virus (3 doses required) - $132.00
  • Influenza, Adult - $15.00
  • Influenza, Paediatric (2 doses may be required) - $10.00
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (2 doses may be required) - $35.00
  • Polio (3 doses required) - $40.00

* Prices are per dose and all prices include 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

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).

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

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.