Immunisations

Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting against certain diseases.

Council operates regular immunisation clinics and we also administer a school immunisation program in the city.

Council-run immunisation clinics

Clinics are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10.00am-12noon (for all vaccinations) at the Clarence Integrated Care Centre, 16 Bayfield Street in Rosny Park. Access is via the car park at the rear of the building.

Immunisation clinics are held on the following dates in 2018:

  • January: 16
  • February: 6 & 20
  • March: 6 & 20
  • April: 17
  • May: 1 & 15
  • June: 5 & 19
  • July: 3 & 17
  • August: 7 & 21
  • September: 4 & 18
  • October: 2 & 16
  • November: 6 & 20
  • December: 4 & 18

Vaccinations provided at Council Clinics are under the Australian and State Government vaccination schedules, which are free of charge for people with medicare cards. No appointment is necessary. A 15 minute wait after vaccination is recommended.

Meningococcal A, C, W & Y vaccine

The Tasmanian Government has extended its meningococcal vaccination program due to a localised outbreak of the W strain.

All Tasmanians aged from six weeks to 20 years (those born after 1st August, 1997) are now able to receive this vaccination for free.

For more information on meningococcal go to the DHHS website or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Diphtheria, Tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) is recommended and available for people who are at risk or caring for a person who is at risk, eg. newborn babies under six months of age. The cost of the vaccine cost is $45 with payment in cash required prior to having vaccination. We ask that you please bring the correct amount as there are no change or eftpos/credit card facilities available.

These vaccines are currently free only for pregnant women, given in the third trimester (preferably between 28 -32 weeks).

We do not offer travel vaccinations, contact your doctor for this information.

School immunisation

School immunisation programs are run free of charge for year seven students.

Information and consent form/s are distributed to students through their school at the beginning of each school year. Parents are requested to read the information, sign the consent form and return it to the school by the due date.

If you have returned the relevant forms to the school and your child is absent on the day vaccination is done, you will receive an invitation to attend one of our immunisation clinics, or you can visit your doctor. After hours clinics are also available for catch-up vaccines. Please contact us on 03 6217 9570 for more information.

More information on the school immunisation program is available on the DHHS website.

Immunisation records

We only hold records for immunisations that have been provided by us.

To obtain records of immunisations given by other providers i.e. a doctor, other councils, contact them directly.

For all children born after 1996 up until the age of seven, immunisation records are available from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 or  visit www.medicare.gov.au.

The Department of Health and Human Services retain some old records of immunisation administered at child health clinics and can be contacted on 1300 135 513.

School immunisation records  

School based immunisation records are held by each council. Contact the local council in the area where the school(s) your child attends/attended to find out how to request a copy of the records held by that council.

We hold records of immunisation for the following schools:

Bellerive Primary Cambridge Primary Clarendon Vale Primary Corpus Christi Primary
The Cottage School Primary Eastside Lutheran Emmanuel Christian Geilston Bay High
Howrah Primary John Paul II Primary Lauderdale Primary Lindisfarne North Primary
Lindisfarne State Primary MacKillop College Montagu Bay Primary Richmond Primary
Risdon Vale Primary Rokeby High Rokeby Primary Rose Bay High
Rosny College Seabrook Christian South Arm Primary Southern Support
St Cuthberts Primary St Johns Primary Warrane Primary

To request an immunisation record, complete the form below.

 

Immunisation record request

  • Immunisation records will be emailed to the contact person.
    On application, client details will only be released to the client directly, or if the client is under 18 years of age, to the client's lawful guardian/s. In cases where the application is made by a person other than the client, documentation may be requested to confirm the applicant's relationship to the client.