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.

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 to find out what services are available in your area.

Families visiting the Queensland 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 Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere, and also a free immunisation clinic at the Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre, 67 Nyngam Street, Acacia Ridge.

More information can be found on the Queensland Government website.

When are immunisations due?

Queensland Health provides a comprehensive immunisation schedule to make it easy for parents and carers to keep their child’s immunisations up to date.

National Immunisation Program Schedule Queensland