Free drop-in clinics open for immunisation

Free community immunisation clinics have re-opened across the city for the new year, with a schedule of dates and locations now available through to July 2024.

Ipswich City Council Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chairperson Councillor Andrew Fechner said the drop-in clinics are held at libraries and community hubs on a monthly basis.

“Three community immunisation venues, run by Ipswich City Council, offer free vaccinations for everyone eligible under the Queensland Immunisation Schedule,” Cr Fechner said.

“Appointments are not required and walk-ins are welcomed – all you need is your Medicare card and your child’s immunisation record book.”

Each month, one to two clinics are available at three venues: Ipswich Children’s Library in Ipswich Central, South Ripley Providence Community Hub in South Ripley, and Springfield Central Library in Springfield Central.

“If your child has missed their free immunisations at school, or if you’re behind in your immunisation schedule, the clinics offer a chance to catch up on vaccinations.

“Vaccinations keep you, your family, and the community safe and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this community service when it’s your time to immunise.”

Free immunisations are available in Ipswich Central at Ipswich Children’s Library on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 9am to 11am, as well as the second Thursday of the month from 3.30pm to 6pm.

In Springfield Central, the clinic is in the library located on Level 2 of Orion Springfield Centre on the first Tuesday of the month from 9am to 11am and fourth Tuesday of the month from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

At South Ripley, the clinic is located at the Providence Community Hub, 6 Amity Way, South Ripley and is open on the first Wednesday of the month from 9am to 11am.

For more information about council’s Community Immunisation Clinics, search immunisation on the council website.

For information about eligibility under the Queensland Immunisation Schedule, see the Queensland Health website.

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