Immunisation

IMMUNISATION CLINICS

Council holds free immunisation clinics on the third Monday of each month from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Salvation Army Centre, located at 2 Terry Street, Glenorchy. 

 Salvation Army Clinic Terry Street

 

Vaccinations are provided to children and adults, in-line with the National Immunisation Program Schedule. Vaccines provided under the National Immunisation Program are free of charge. 

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against several deadly diseases. At our clinics, we offer all of the childhood immunisations, school-based catch-up immunisations and immunisations for adults who are covered under the National Immunisation Program. 

For more information on immunisation (including what types of vaccines you or your family can receive) please visit the immunisation section of the Australian Government Health website (external link).

To find out what immunisations you or your family should receive, view the National Immunisation Program Schedule (external link).

Children must be with their parent or guardian to receive an immunisation.

View the upcoming clinic dates (PDF) for 2020.

School immunisations

As part of the National Immunisation Program, Glenorchy City Council officers attend high schools to give grade 7 students immunisations. 

At the start of each school year we send out immunisation consent forms to parents/guardians of year 7 students. The consent forms need to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian and returned to school by the date printed on the consent form envelope.

Grade 10 students can receive their ACWY vaccination in term three and the Tasmanian Government is also funding this vaccine for students aged 15-19.

You can find more out about school immunisations on the Department of Health and Human Services (external link). 

For any students that were not at school when we visited, we hold catch-up clinics. The clinics are held at the Council offices, 374 Main Road, Glenorchy. 

View the dates and times (PDF) of the catch-up clinics.

Other immunisations

You can buy the adult diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and influenza vaccines by coming into our Council offices, or by booking and paying with a credit card over the phone on 03 6216 6800. 

Vaccines must be purchased before you come to the clinic. Please bring your vaccine receipt to the clinic when you come. 

Council does not give travel vaccinations.

Records

To request a copy of your child’s vaccination records, please complete our immunisation record request form (PDF) and email it to gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au. 

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