GRCs Discovery Coast Community Health Service (DCCHS) offers free childhood vaccinations with clinics regularly held in Miriam Vale, Agnes Water and Baffle Creek. For clinic details and bookings, please contact the Discovery Coast Community Health Service on (07) 4902 1100.
Vaccines provided are in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council's - National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIPS). In accordance with the vaccination schedule, the following vaccinations are provided to age appropriate children:
- Infanrix Hexa (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hepatitis B and HIB)
- Meningococcal C
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Infanrix IPV (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio)
Link to National Immunisation Program Schedule (124KB PDF)
Gladstone and Calliope areas no longer provide childhood immunisations for babies and infants. However, Council has maintained records for all childhood immunisations that have previously been administered. To obtain your child's vaccination history or for further information on immunisation generally, please contact Council's Environmental Health section on (07) 4976 6996 or email.
Your family doctor or Community Health Services (Gladstone) carry out vaccinations for babies and young children up to school age. For further information on immunisation services provided by Community Health Services (Gladstone) contact them directly on 4976 3130.
Further information relating to immunisation can be obtain from:
- 13HEALTH or 13 43 25 84
- Queensland Health website www.health.qld.gov.au
- Immunise Australia website www.immunise.health.gov.au
- your family doctor
School Based Vaccination Programs (SBVP)
Council offers a free school based vaccination program for the region. Vaccines provided are in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council's - National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIPS). In accordance with the vaccination schedule, the following vaccinations are provided:
|* Year 8 students|| |
- Hepatitis B
- Chickenpox (VZV)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
* Year 10 students
- Boostrix - Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (dTpa)
During 2013 and 2014, catch up HPV vaccinations will also be offered to male students in Year 10 through the SBVP.
The consent forms contain all relevant information regarding the vaccine, disease, eligibility, privacy, missed vaccinations, reactions etc. The consent forms (Hepatitis B, Chickenpox, HPV and Boostrix) are provided to all students in the appropriate year level. Consent forms should be completed and returned to the school even if no vaccination is requested. All students vaccinated will receive a record to take home after their vaccination. Council maintains records for all school based vaccinations. To obtain your child's vaccination history please contact Council's Environmental Health section on (07) 4976 6996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School based vaccinations are carried out at each high school with the clinics generally scheduled during March, May and October. If a student misses the scheduled clinic at school, catch-up vaccination is provided at either a doctor's surgery or Council based clinic.
As part of the school based program, Council will record vaccination details and they will be entered into Queensland Health's vaccination database. Queensland Health is committed to safeguarding the privacy of client information in accordance with the National Privacy Principles. For further information on privacy laws, visit Queensland Health's website.
Community Influenza Vaccination
Council also provides free influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to "at risk" residents. This includes residents who are 65 years of age and older, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders who are 15 years of age and older, pregnant woment and those with medical risk factors. Clinics are usually held in March each year, prior to the commencement of the flu season. For further information regarding the community influenza and pneumococcal clinics, please contact the Gladstone Office, Environmental Health Section on (07) 4976 6996 or the Discovery Coast Community Health Service in Agnes Water on (07) 4902 1100.