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

Appointments to Council's immunisation clinics are not necessary. Council's immunisation clinics are held on Thursdays at the times and locations listed below (excluding public holidays). Please see below for further details.

Beenleigh Library
Crete Street, Beenleigh
Every Thursday (excluding Public Holidays)
9 am - 10 am

Caddies Community Care Centre
19-33 South Street, Jimboomba, QLD 4280
Every Thursday (excluding Public Holidays)
11 am - 12 noon

Springwood Child Health Centre
16 Cinderella Dr, Springwood, QLD 4127
Every Thursday (excluding Public Holidays)
11 am - 12 noon

Browns Plains Early Years Centre
Corner Wineglass and Middle Roads, Hillcrest
Every Thursday (excluding Public Holidays)
1 pm - 2 pm

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

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

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)

Free flu vaccinations are available for these persons at:

Monday 14 April 2014 Noon - 1.30 pm Beenleigh Library, Crete St, Beenleigh
Tuesday 15 April 2014 9 am - 10.30 am Logan North Library, Cnr Sports Dr and Springwood Rd, Underwood
Tuesday 15 April 2014 9 am - 10.30 am Logan West Library, 69 Grand Plaza Dr, Browns Plains
Tuesday 15 April 2014 Noon - 1.30 pm Beenleigh Senior Citizens Centre, 20 Alamein St, Beenleigh
Tuesday 15 April 2014 12.30 pm - 2 pm Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur St, Logan Central
Wednesday 16 April 2014 Noon - 1.30 pm Caddies Jimboomba, 19-33 South St, Jimboomba
Tuesday 22 April 2014 9 am - 10.30 am Marsden Library, 35 Chambers Flat Rd, Marsden
Tuesday 22 April 2014 Noon - 1.30 pm Hyperdome Library, 66 - 70 Mandew St, Shailer Park

 

School program

The School Based Vaccination Program (SBVP) provides parents with the opportunity to have their child vaccinated for free through their 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:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (catch up program for boys only)

A consent form for each vaccine offered will be given to your child to bring home. 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

2014 Phase 2 School Program Schedule
Date  Time School

27 May 2014 

27 May 2014

27 May 2014

9 am - 10.30 am

11.30 am - 12 noon

1.45 pm - 2.30 pm

Browns Plains State High School

Kingston Adult Education

Parklands Christian College

28 May 2014

28 May 2014

 9 am - 10 am

12 noon - 1 pm

Windaroo Valley State High School

Mabel Park State High School

3 June 2014

3 June 2014

3 June 2014

 9 am - 10 am

11.30 am - 12 noon

2 pm - 2.20 pm

Beenleigh State High School

Beenleigh Special School

Hills International College

4 June 2014

4 June 2014

 9 am - 10 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Chisholm Catholic College

Kimberley College

10 June 2014

9 am - 12 noon

Marsden State High School

11 June 2014

11 June 2014

9 am - 10.30 am

11 am - 12 noon

Woodridge State High School

Woodridge ESL

13 June 2014

13 June 2014

9 am - 10 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Loganlea State High School

Groves Christian College

17 June 2014

17 June 2014

17 June 2014

17 June 2014

17 June 2014

17 June 2014

9 am - 10 am

9 am - 9.30 am

10.30 am - 11 am

11.45 am - 12.15 pm

12 noon - 1pm

1.30 pm - 2.15 pm

Canterbury College

Eagleby Learning Centre

Centre Education

Groves Distance Education

Calvary Christian College

Logan City Special School

18 June 2014

18 June 2014

18 June 2014

9 am - 10 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

2 pm - 3 pm

Trinity College

Kingston College

St Francis College

20 June 2014

20 June 2014

9 am - 10 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Park Ridge State High School

John Paul College

24 June 2014

24 June 2014

9 am - 10 am

11 am - 12 noon

Emmaus College

Flagstone Christian College

25 June 2014

25 June 2014

9 am - 10 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Springwood State High School

Shailer Park State High School

Schedule - Redland City

2014 Phase 2 School Program Schedule
Date  Time School

26 May 2014

26 May 2014

9 am - 10.30 am

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Alexandra Hills State High School

Faith Lutheran College

30 May 2014

30 May 2014

8.50 am - 10.20 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Wellington Point State High School

Redlands College

2 June 2014

9 am - 12 noon

Cleveland District State High School

6 June 2014

6 June 2014

9 am - 10.30 am

12 noon - 1 pm

Victoria Point State High School

Ormiston College

16 June 2014

16 June 2014

9 am - 10 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Carmel College

Sheldon College

23 June 2014

23 June 2014

 8.50 am - 9.50 am

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Capalaba State College

Redland District Special School

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.

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

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:

If your child has been immunised overseas you can still have the details added to the ACIR by visiting your  doctor or a Council children's immunisation clinic. 

Logan City Council records

Logan City Council keeps vaccination records for twenty one years from the vaccination date. You can get an immunisation record for yourself or your child. Legal guardians are also able to request information.

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:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - $25.00
  • Chickenpox (2 doses required if >14yrs) - $69.00
  • Hepatitis A (2 doses required) - $59.00
  • Hepatitis B, Adult (3 doses required if >20yrs) - $21.00
  • Hepatitis B, Paediatric (3 doses required) - $18.00
  • Hepatitis A and B combined - $70.00
  • Human Papilloma Virus (3 doses required) - $125.00
  • Influenza, Adult - $23.00
  • Influenza, Paediatric (2 doses may be required) - $20.00
  • 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:

Adult Whooping Cough

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 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 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 students through a school program. Children who missed the vaccination on the day at school can receive Boostrix through Council clinics, but only for a limited time after missing it. Students are only eligible to catch up Boostrix in year 10. Year 10 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 students and their parents:

The Adult Diphtheria Tetanus shot is not available from Counci

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a mild disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus that lasts about five 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:

  • five Hepatitis A
  • two combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • a 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. Council offers adolescent Hepatitis B vaccine through a school program (year 8 only). Children who missed the vaccination at school can receive the Hepatitis B vaccine through the Council clinics but only for a limited time after missing it. A letter is sent advising of the catch-up dates.  Year 8 students can also access the vaccine from their local doctor.
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.  From 2013, the current program for year 8 girls is being expanded to include year 8 boys. 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. A school based catch up clinic is also being run in 2013 and 2014 for males in year 10 to get the vaccine. 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

Human Swine Influenza vaccine

Queensland Health is vaccinating the community with free Human Swine Influenza (H1N1) vaccine Panvax. Contact Queensland Health on 13 432 584 for information about:

  • Panvax
  • potential side effects
  • those at risk of infection

Influenza

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.
The influenza vaccine is given at:

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months

The vaccine is also available for seniors annually.

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 but none for Meningococcal B disease. They include, the new 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 for children aged between two months and nine years old
  • Pneumovax 23 for children aged two years and over

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

  • two years
  • 50 years and over
  • the vaccine is only required every five years

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

Also refer to Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing Frequently Asked Questions about Immunisation.

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