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Pop up for a free jab

Daniel Bouwmeester    January 18, 2024    2 min read   

Ipswich City Council has re-opened its free pop-up community immunisation clinic at Springfield Central Library for children and seniors this year.

The Community Immunisation Clinic is available for vaccinations from now until July, and will be open on the first Tuesday of each month – from 9am to 11am – and fourth Tuesday of the month – from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

It is located on Level 2 at Orion Springfield Central.

Division 3 Councillor Andrew Fechner said residents could drop in to clinics at libraries and community hubs across the city on a monthly basis.

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

Outside of the winter months, children are the main immunisation target – but adults aged 65 and above are usually eligible for their Pneumococcal or Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) jabs.

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

“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.”

Other nearby free pop-up clinics include the Ipswich Children’s Library in Ipswich Central and South Ripley Providence Community Hub in South Ripley.

For more information about the Council’s Community Immunisation Clinics, visit ipswich.qld.gov.au/immunisation.

For information about eligibility, search “Queensland Immunisation Schedule” at health.qld.gov.au or click here.

Top image: Ipswich City Council.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.