Since their release in 2011, the Bubba Jabs collection of resources has been successfully used to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childhood immunisation across Queensland.
Originally developed by the Tropical Public Health Unit in Cairns for use in north Queensland, Bubba Jabs resources are used across the state by many other hospital and health services and immunisation providers. Bubba Jabs resources help parents and carers understand the childhood immunisation schedule and the importance of immunisation.
Bubba Jabs on Time initiative
Bubba Jabs on Time is a state-wide immunisation initiative developed in collaboration with the Health Contact Centre (HCC).
Using reports drawn from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), the HCC follows up Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under 5 years of age who are identified as overdue for their immunisations.
The follow-up activities include:
- contacting parents by phone, email, or letter
- contacting immunisation providers
- correcting of errors on AIR.
Bubba Jabs resources are available to download below. Printed resources may be available through your local public health unit.
Bubba Jabs schedule poster (PDF 326 kB) provides information about the Queensland childhood National Immunisation Schedule (NIP) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. It details the timepoints, diseases targeted and vaccines with graphics to indicate the number of injections/medicines to be given at each timepoint.
Immunisation Schedule Queensland
Immunisation in schools and early childhood education and care services
Immunisation information for parents and families
Vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Keeping our Kids Healthy and Strong campaign resources
Department of Health immunisation overview
Australian Immunisation Handbook
How are vaccines shown to be safe?
Vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Get the facts – Immunisation saves lives