2024 Flu vaccine now available

Influenza is a common viral infection that affects people of all ages. While it can be a mild disease for some, it can also cause very serious illness in otherwise healthy people. It can lead to hospitalisation and can cause death. Vaccination is the safest way to protect yourself and others from influenza. 

Everyone six months and older is recommended to get an influenza (flu) vaccine each year. The flu vaccine not only protects you, but it also can help protect those around you.

Book an appointment

You can book and manage your vaccination appointment online using VaxApp - an immunisation management platform we are using to improve our service delivery. It is essential to register and make a booking on the Vaxapp system in order to ensure you are able to be seen. While we do accept walk ins, there are limited availabilities and if a clinic has reached capacity, walk ins will not be able to be seen.

 To make a booking, log in or create an account by visiting VaxApp.

Book vaccination appointment

Using VaxApp, you can:

  • create an account and manage your profile
  • book and manage individual and family appointments online
  • provide digital consent during the booking process, which reduces wait time when you arrive
  • receive reminders about your booking, and future appointment bookings.

For more information, see Vax App frequently asked questions.

If you need help making an appointment, email our immunisation team on or call us on 07 3412 3412.

2024 Free Flu Vaccination Program

All Queensland residents over the age of 6 months can access the influenza vaccine for free in 2024.

Funded by the Queensland government, the 2024 Free Influenza Vaccination Program has now commenced. The Program will conclude on 30 September 2024.

The 2024 Free Flu Vaccination Program (the Program) will be available to Queensland residents only, including those without a Medicare card. 

Book to receive your vaccination through VaxApp. The Influenza Vaccine is safe, effective and recommended for children six months and over and is especially important for groups at higher risk of serious disease, including:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (aged 6 months and over)
  • people 6 months and over with certain medical conditions listed in the table below.


Vaccination strongly recommended for individuals with the following conditions

Cardiac disease 

Cyanotic congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease

Chronic respiratory conditions

Severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic emphysema

Chronic neurological conditions

Hereditary and degenerative CNS diseases, seizure disorders, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders

Immunocompromising conditions

Immunocompromised due to disease or treatment, asplenia or splenic dysfunction, HIV infection

Diabetes and other metabolic disorders

Type 1 or 2 diabetes, chronic metabolic disorders

Renal disease

Chronic renal failure

Haematological disorders 


Long-term aspirin therapy in children aged 5 to 10 years

These children are at increased risk of Reye syndrome following influenza infection

More information is available in the 2024 flu information fact sheet.

Meningococcal vaccines

Our Immunisation team offer vaccination against Meningococcal B. 

Meningococcal disease is a rare but severe infection that occurs when meningococcal bacteria invade the body from the nose or throat.

Meningococcal bacteria are carried in the nose and throat of a small proportion of healthy people (about 10 percent) and are spread through close prolonged contact. The bacteria are more commonly found in teenagers and young adults. There are a number of different strains of meningococcal bacteria. Worldwide, the main strains that cause meningococcal disease are A, B, C, W and Y.

Most people with meningococcal infection fully recover, but some people can develop long-term health complications including limb deformity, skin scarring, deafness and possible loss of brain function.

Commencement of the Queensland MenB Vaccination Program

The Queensland MenB Vaccination Program provides free meningococcal B (menB) vaccines to eligible Queensland infants, children and adolescents. 

Eligible groups

The following Queenslanders who have not yet started or completed an age-appropriate course of menB vaccination will be eligible for the Queensland MenB Vaccination Program:

  • Infants, 6 weeks to 12 months of age.
  • Catch up vaccination will be offered for children aged over 12 months to less than 2 years.
  • Adolescents aged 15 to 19 years (inclusive).

Once vaccination is commenced during the eligibility period, a person remains eligible for their second dose, regardless of age.

For more information see QLD MenB Vaccination Program Information Sheet

The MenB vaccine is also available for purchase for those who are not eligible for funded dose.  See below Purchasing vaccines. You can discuss your family’s vaccination needs with your immunisation nurse at one of our clinics.

Multiple doses may be required and the vaccine can be administered at the same time as other vaccines listed on the National Immunisation Schedule (from six weeks of age).

For more information, please contact one of our specialist nurses on 07 3412 3412.

It is recommended to administer paracetamol to children less than two years of age approximately 30 minutes before receiving the Meningococcal B vaccine.

Please visit Queensland Health to find out more about the MenB Vaccination Program.

Japanese Encephalitis vaccine

Now available for eligible Queenslanders.

Japanese encephalitis is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). It is spread through mosquito bites and is more common in areas of increased mosquito activity. It is endemic to parts of Asia and the Torres Strait region of Australia; but has recently been detected in several locations on mainland Australia including Queensland.

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a vaccine-preventable disease. JEV vaccines are recommended for people at risk of exposure to the virus.

For more information on risk and the eligibility criteria for vaccination please visit Queensland Health Japanese encephalitis. If you are eligible, please email our immunisation team on or call us on 07 3412 3412 to make a booking.

For information on how to protect yourself from JEV please see the Queensland Health Japanese encephalitis fact sheet.

Shingles vaccine – changes from 1 Nov 2023

Shingles (also called herpes zoster) is the disease caused when the chickenpox virus reactivates. Shingles can cause severe pain that can last for months.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious disease caused by shingles.

From 1 November 2023, shingles vaccine Shingrix® will replace Zostavax® on the NIP and be free for eligible cohorts.

A two dose course of Shingrix® will be available free for:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over, and
  • Immunocompromised people aged 18 years and over with the following medical conditions
    • haemopoietic stem cell transplant
    • solid organ transplant
    • haematological malignancy (blood cancer)
    • advanced or untreated HIV.

People aged 65 years and over and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over are able to book an appointment by visiting Community immunisation clinics. Other eligible groups, please email our immunisation team on or call us on 07 3412 3412 to request a booking.

Please visit the Queensland Health Shingles fact sheet for more information.

Purchasing vaccines

If you are ineligible for free vaccination under the State or National Immunisation Schedule, you can purchase the vaccines listed below at any of our community immunisation clinics.

We have cash and eftpos facilities available on site.

Depending on the vaccine, multiple doses may be required.

If you need advice on which vaccine is required, please email our immunisation team on or call us on 07 3412 3412

July 2023 to June 2024 vaccine price list

Vaccine Cost (inc GST)
Chickenpox $58
Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (Whooping Cough) $35
Hepatitis A (Adult) $50
Hepatitis A (Child) $33
Hepatitis B (Adult) $15
Hepatitis B (Child) $14
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) $228
Influenza Free (in 2024 to QLD residents)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) $30
Meningococcal ACWY $70
Meningococcal B $118
Pneumovax 23 $62
Prevenar 13 $139
Polio $43
Shingles $220