Immunisations

Immunisation

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect people against certain diseases.

The risks of these diseases are far greater than the very small risks of immunisation. Immunisation protects children (and adults) against harmful infections before they come into contact with them in the community. Immunisation uses the body's natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections.

Immunisation clinics

The City of Hobart has introduced a policy that requires all staff, contractors, volunteers, elected members and visitors to staffed premises to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to gain entry to the premises. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy page.

The City of Hobart conducts free immunisation clinics for children on the second Wednesday of each month in the Town Hall, Elizabeth Street Conference Room, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart. Access is is via the Town Hall Elizabeth Street car park. Free parking is available for clients at the Clinic.

Council also offers the Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) for 71 – 79 years (until 31 October 2023) and Pneumococcal (Prevenar 13) for 70 years and over. Both are free vaccines.

There are also free flu vaccines available for children from 6 months to under 5 years and for people over 65 years.

We offer one adult vaccination: dTpa (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) at $60 per dose. This vaccination is important for parents, grandparents and extended family members with babies as it helps to protect the baby against pertussis (whooping cough).

The payment for the dTpa vaccine can be made at the Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart and the receipt bought with you on clinic day.

Clinic times

10 am – 12 pm

To make a booking please phone 03 6238 2829.

Upcoming clinic dates

  • Wednesday 8 June 2022
  • Wednesday 13 July 2022
  • Wednesday 10 August 2022
  • Wednesday 14 September 2022
  • Wednesday 12 October 2022
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022
  • Wednesday 14 December 2022

Walk-ins will also be accepted. However, there may be a waiting period.

School Based Immunisation Programs

The City of Hobart is undertaking school-based immunisation programs for Year 7 students (human papillomavirus (HPV) and diptheria, tetanus & pertussis (dTpa) and for Year 10 students (meningococcal ACWY).

Recording immunisations

Every time a child is immunised the information should be recorded in the Personal Health Record given to parents in the hospital or birth centre after a baby is born. It is important to keep these records as a reminder of when immunisations are due and to check which children in the family are immunised if there is an outbreak of disease. You may also need to show these records when your child starts school. The Personal Health Record and clinic records are completed by the doctor, nurse or health worker giving the immunisation.

Details of immunisations are sent to the Australian Immunisation Register, which is a national database for recording details of vaccinations given in Australia. You can phone the register on 1800 653 809 (free call) for information about your child's vaccination status regardless of where in Australia the vaccination was given.

For more information on our monthly immunisation clinics and school immunisation programs contact us on 03 6238 2711. The Australian Government Department of Health website also has current up to date immunisation information.