Immunisation

Immunisation is important to protect children from serious and often life-threatening diseases. It not only helps protect individual children but also protects the broader community by minimising the spread of disease.

For the best protection, immunisation needs to occur on time. ‘On time’ means on (or as close as possible to) the due date in accordance with the National immunisation program schedule Queensland. The schedule outlines the ages at which your child should be vaccinated to get the earliest and best protection against vaccine preventable disease.

You can also download the free VacciDate app to get reminders when each vaccination is due and keep immunisation records for all the children in your family.

Your child isn’t fully protected if their vaccination is overdue, even if they have been up to date in the past. It’s important to keep an accurate record of your child’s immunisations.

Vaccines recommended on the National Immunisation Program Schedule are funded for all Australian children to protect them against serious infectious diseases.

Vaccines are given by most General Practitioners (GPs). In some areas vaccines may be given by your local council or a community vaccine provider – talk to your doctor or check the local government directory to see what services are available in your area.

Families visiting the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, are encouraged to check their immunisation status and receive any outstanding vaccinations at the Immunisation Centre on Level 2g.

The Child and Youth Community Service provides a free immunisation clinic at Zillmere (426 Zillmere Road).

More information can be found on the Queensland Government website.

When are immunisations due?

Queensland Health provide a comprehensive immunisation schedule to make it easier for parents and carers to keep their childs immunisations up to date.

National Immunisation Program Schedul Queensland

VacciDate: Immunisation App

VacciDate appVacciDate is a smartphone app for Apple and Android phones to help you manage your child’s vaccination schedule in Queensland for children up to 4 years of age.

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