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Free immunisation clinics helping Brisbane stay healthy

23 June, 2014

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will today reaffirm Council’s long-standing commitment to providing free immunisations as authorities raise fears of a measles outbreak in Queensland due to low immunisation numbers.

Brisbane City Council offers free immunisation clinics to provide Brisbane residents with a free convenient public health service.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council’s 14 mobile immunisation clinics were in convenient locations across the city, offering free services on a weekly basis.

“Brisbane City Council has been running its immunisation program for more than 80 years (since 1931) and has administered vaccines to more than 15,000 residents each year,” Cr Quirk said.

“This free program is about giving everyone the choice to be immunised. Children, seniors and students can all take advantage of Council’s program.

“Council’s program immunises children aged between six weeks and eight years against potentially life-threatening diseases such as measles, whooping cough, polio and tetanus for free.

“All adults who are 65 years and over, including international and interstate visitors, can use Council's free immunisation service to be vaccinated against Pneumococcal and Influenza diseases.

“Council also provides disease specific immunisation programs at secondary schools in conjunction with the State and Federal governments, as well as free vaccinations against influenza to eligible seniors and those medically at risk.

“Infants, children, parents of newborns and seniors can drop in to one of the centres and be immunised against diseases that are defined as life threatening by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

“We are committed to protecting and enhancing the health and safety of Brisbane, and this service contributes by helping to reduce residents’ exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases.”

Council’s upcoming immunisation schedule is:

Location: Church of Nazarene
Address: 68 Meadowlands Road, Carina
Times: Tuesdays, 9am - 11am

Location: Chermside Library Meeting Room
Address: 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside
Times: Tuesdays, 1pm - 3pm

Location: Corinda Bowls Club
Address: Hall Avenue, Corinda
Times: Thursdays, 1.30pm - 3pm

Forest Lake
Location: Forest Lake Community House
Address: Corner Forest Lake Boulevard and Alpine Place, Forest Lake
Times: Mondays (fortnightly), 9am - 10.30am

Location: Holy Family Church Hall (lower level)
Address: Ward Street, Indooroopilly
Times: Wednesdays, 9am - 11am

Location: North West Community Health Centre
Address: 49 Corrigan Street, Keperra
Times: Mondays (fortnightly), 9am - 11am

Location: Mitchelton Library, Meeting Room
Address: 37 Heliopolis Place, Mitchelton, QLD 4053
Times: Thursdays, 9-11am

New Farm
Location: New Farm Library (demountable beside library)
Address: 135 Sydney Street, New Farm
Times: Mondays (fortnightly), 1pm - 3pm

Location: Nundah Community Health Centre
Address: 10 Nellie Street, Nundah
Times: Mondays (fortnightly), 1pm - 3pm

Location: Paddington Community Health Centre
Address: 202 Given Terrace, Paddington
Times: Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm

Location: Sandgate Town Hall
Address: Cnr Cliff & Seymour Sts, Sandgate QLD 4017
Times: Wednesdays, 9am - 10.45am

Sunnybank Hills
Location: Sunnybank Hills Library Meeting Room
Address: Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre, corner Compton and Calam Roads, Sunnybank Hills
Times: Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm

Upper Mount Gravatt
Location: Garden City Library Meeting Room
Address: Garden City Shopping Centre, Corner Logan and Kessels Roads, Upper Mount Gravatt
Times: Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm

Location: Wynnum Hall (upper level, side entrance via ramp)
Address: Corner Bay Terrace and Cedar Street, Wynnum
Times: Thursdays, 9am - 10.45am

For more details about immunisation programs and Council’s clinics, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or by calling Council on ph: 3403 8888.

[Ends] 23rd JUNE, 2014

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