public Immunisation Clinics
Residents of our Constituent Councils located in Adelaide’s eastern and inner-north suburbs are invited to attend one of our immunisation clinics – both drop-in and appointment only – at no charge. Vaccinations that come under the National Immunisation Program Schedule are free if you have a Medicare card.
With a range of locations and times, you can find a clinic that suits you from our current timetable here.
Please note: For travel vaccinations, you need to visit your GP or travel vaccine service.
What you need to bring to all appointments
- immunisation records and/or your child’s Blue Book (personal health record)
- Medicare card
NEW Clinic timetable 2018
Download the new 2018 Immunisation Clinic Timetable to view full details of our 'drop in' and 'appointment only' clinics conveniently held in the mornings, afternoons and evenings on either a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.
National Immunisation Program Expansion
From 1 July 2017 all individuals (including refugees and humanitarian entrants) 10-19 years of age are eligible for free catch-up vaccines through the National Immunisation Program (NIP). This expansion by the government will enable free access to many early childhood vaccines that this age group may have missed.
If you have an incomplete immunisation history and live in one of our Constituent Council areas then please follow the instructions under ‘assessment of immunisation records’ or contact us on 8132 3600.
Childhood immunisation program
To protect millions of Australians from vaccine-preventable diseases, the Australian Government funds routine childhood vaccinations, such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and more.
In order to receive both Childcare Benefit and Family Tax Benefits, the government requires you to keep these vaccinations up to date – or have a medical exemption. Children under 10 years’ old, with a Medicare card, receive free vaccinations under the National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Please click here to see our clinic venues and timetable.
We offer flu vaccines generally from March to December each year, for a fee.
The 2017 Influenza Vaccine is now available in our clinics. Please contact us for an appointment for one of our specific Flu clinics in April 2017 or to attend one of our Public Clinics for this important vaccine for adults and children.
If you are pregnant, aged over 65, suffer from certain chronic conditions or are Aboriginal younger than 5 or older than 15, you are eligible for free flu vaccinations as part of the Annual Influenza Program.
For more information, go to the SA Health website.
meningococcal B - BEXSERO
A vaccine against meningococcal B is available on the private market. EHA currently has stock of this vaccine called BEXSERO. This vaccine can be commenced from 6 weeks of age. Babies 6 weeks to 5 months require 3 doses of BEXSERO, 8 weeks between dose with a boster at 12 months.
Babies 6 to 11 months require 2 doses, 8 weeks between doses and a boster at 12 months, or 8 weeks after the previous dose, whichever is the later. Those over 12 months require 2 doses of BEXSERO, 8 weeks between doses. The cost of BEXSERO is $140 per dose.To make an appointment call us on 08 81323600.
At risk groups
Some groups in our community are at higher risk of vaccine-preventable disease, and the government recognises this by funding a selection of vaccines for these groups.
The government funds the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine for all pregnant women from the 28th week of pregnancy, boosting the mother’s immunity and protecting the newborn baby.
Pregnant women are eligible for a free flu vaccine as part of the Annual Influenza Program, and we recommend all pregnant women receive this vaccine from the 1st trimester.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, adolescents and those aged older than 50 are able to receive extra free vaccinations in order to address specific health concerns in the Indigenous population.
For more information, visit the SA Health website.
People aged 65 years and older are entitled to a free annual flu vaccine, as well as the Pneumovax 23 vaccine to prevent pneumococcal disease.
Others at risk
The Pneumovax 23 vaccine is also recommended to other groups, for example, those with chronic medical conditions, or at high risk of catching the disease. Find out if you may be at risk here, and speak to your doctor or immunisation provider.
Australian Immunisation Register
The register includes details of vaccinations given to children under the age of 20 years who live in Australia.
You can access your child’s immunisation history statement on the Medicare website and keep track of immunisations to help with school enrolment and accessing some family assistance payments.
Assessment of Immunisation Records
If you live in one of our Constituent Council areas, and have missed any scheduled vaccinations, or have been vaccinated elsewhere in Australia or overseas, we can assess your records and schedule any vaccinations that are due.
All you have to do is fill in a form, and provide a copy of all previous Immunisation History in English or translated into English and return to us.
For more information, call us on 8132 3600.
From November 1 2016, the shingles vaccine, Zostavax® will be free under the National Immunisation Program Schedule for people aged 70. There will also be a five-year catch-up program for people aged 71 – 79 years.
Shingles is a vaccine preventable disease, and the vaccination is recommended for adults 65 years’ and over, protecting them for approximately 10 years.
At this time Eastern Health Authority is unable to provide Zostavax for our residents due to a short supply. For this vaccine, please contact your GP. For other information, go to
cAN I bring my own vaccines?
In some cases a medical practitioner will complete a script for a vaccine so that the individual can purchase the medication and arrange the vaccination at their convenience. Vaccines purchased under these circumstances are not able to be administered by our Immunisation Nurses as they have not been stored under the control of our offices.
Most vaccines are able to be provided to you by us if you provide the script to us. Contact us to discuss which vaccine your GP has recommended and if we are able to assist you.
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