Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective method to protect against preventable diseases.
Disease has less of a chance to spread if the majority of the population are immunised.
Over 90% of children are fully immunised in the Brisbane South PHN region, which is below the national immunisation target of 95%. Immunisation rates remain even lower in both the culturally and linguistically diverse, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
What are the recommended immunisations
To ensure that every immunisation is as effective as possible, they should be performed on the due dates as outlined in the National Immunisations Program Schedule for Queensland.
How to check immunisation status
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) records the immunisations that are given to people of all ages throughout Australia.
To access the AIR you will need to sign up for online services and download a history statement.
Find your immunisation records https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/immunisation/records
1. accessing your online mygov.au account – link your Medicare account to view or download the immunisation statement
2. using the Medicare Express Plus App on a mobile or tablet
3. calling AIR on 1800 653 809 and request a history
Where can I access free immunisations
In an attempt to improve community immunisation rates, two local city councils within the Brisbane South PHN region offer free immunisation clinics.