public Immunisation Clinics
When you immunise your loved ones, you help protect the community, and this helps to save millions of lives each year. As immunisation is one of the most cost-effective public health initiatives, it’s vital that the community builds awareness to minimise the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Eastern Health Authority provides vaccines recommended for children and adults on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) to people with a current Medicare Card.
Eastern Health Authority invites residents in Adelaide’s eastern and inner-north suburbs to attend one of our immunisation clinics–both drop-in and appointment only–at no charge. Free immunisation services to residents within selected council areas.
If you‘re looking to book in an appointment ahead of time, download our current Immunisation Clinic Timetable. The timetable covers our ‘drop in’ and ‘appointment only’ clinics that are available mornings, afternoons and evenings. The clinics are open weekly, fortnightly, and monthly so they’re easy to visit in amongst your schedule.
There are different locations and times to suit your needs, and you can find a current timetable here.
The 2020 timetable is available here.
Please note: For travel vaccinations, you need to visit your local GP or travel vaccine service.
Public Clinic Locations
Burnside Council Clinic
Burnside Civic Centre
Cnr Greenhill & Portrush Rd
Campbelltown Council Clinic
The ARC Campbelltown
531 Lower North East Rd
Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council Clinic
St Peters Town Hall Complex
101 Payneham Rd
Prospect City Council
Prospect Town Hall - Payinthi
'Nailsworth & Broadview Rooms'
128 Prospect Road
Walkerville Council Clinic
Walkerville Council Centre
66 Walkerville Tce
Bring the following items to your appointment:
- Immunisation records and/or your child’s Blue Book (known as a Personal Health Record).
- Medicare Card.
Meningococcal B – Bexsero
From October 1st 2018, children aged 6 weeks to less than four years will have access free meningococcal B vaccine Bexsero, as part of the State Government Meningococcal B Immunisation program.
The Meningococcal B vaccine is available at all Public Clinics. Book an appointment online at your local clinic here.
The Meningococcal B Immunisation Program will be rolled out in two phases by the State Government to ensure full coverage across high risk groups:
- From 1st October 2018 - Ongoing infant program – for children aged six weeks to 12 months. Child catch up program – for children aged 12 months to less than four years, ending 31 December 2019
- From 1st February 2019: The School Immunisation program will vaccinate students in years 10 and 11. Students in Year 10 are part of an ongoing program.
- Older adolescent and young adult catch-up program – for those aged 17 to less than 21 years of age, ending 31 December 2019
For children that are not eligible under the State Government Meningococcal B Immunisation Program, parents can purchase the Meningococcal B vaccine, Bexsero, for $140.00 per dose. Contact us for further information or to discuss your child’s eligibility. Please note we cannot accept vaccines purchased from the pharmacy prior to your appointment.
For details and information from SA Health, please click here.
At risk groups
Within our community there’s groups at a much higher risk of vaccine-preventable disease. The Government recognises this and is funding a select range of vaccines for at risk groups.
The Annual Influenza Program allows pregnant women to be eligible for a free flu vaccine. It’s recommended that pregnant women receive this vaccine from their 1st trimester.
The Pertussis vaccination, also known as Whooping Cough, is best to given between 28 and 32 weeks gestation. Pregnant women can help protect their newborn and themselves by getting immunised during their 1st trimester, resulting in protective maternal antibodies transferring through the placenta. This helps provide the newborn baby with protection against whooping in the early weeks of life before childhood immunisations start.
If you have any questions about receiving the vaccination during your pregnancy, contact your us on 08 8132 3600 or your local GP.
The Immunisation coverage rates are improving, but there continues to be several factors affecting Aboriginal immunisation coverage rates. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, adolescents and those over 50 will receive extra free vaccinations.
We recommend Aboriginal adolescents and adults to receive the Annual Flu and Pneumococcal vaccine. Please contact us or your local GP for further information.
Vaccinations are crucial for seniors aged 65 years or over. Influenza is a very contagious infection of the airways and it can be especially serious for people over 65 years old. The flu virus strains change every year and the vaccine changes every year to match these strains. The Australian Government have made it a priority to entitle those over 65 to a free annual flu vaccine.
Pneumococcal disease is another bacterial infection that is especially serious for older people. Without the vaccination it can cause pneumonia, infection of the blood and inflammation of the membranes around the brain.
The Pneumovax 23 vaccine is free for those who are over the age of 65 years.
Others at risk
If you have a chronic medical condition or are at high risk of catching Pneumococcal disease, we highly recommended to receive the Pneumovax 23 vaccine.
To find out if you be at risk, please speak with your doctor or visit this website.
Australian Immunisation Register
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to children under the age of 20 years living in Australia.
The register identifies:
- National Immunisation Program.
- Immunisation School Programs.
- Privately, such as for flu or travel.
- Health professionals.
To keep track of your child’s immunisations history you can access it on the Medicare website.
Assessment of Immunisation Records
For residents within our areas that have missed any scheduled vaccinations, or have received your vaccination elsewhere in Australia or overseas, we can assess your records and schedule any over due vaccinations.
Fill in the form required, and provide a copy of your previous Immunisation History in English or translated into English, and return to us.
Do you know if your immunisation records are up to date? For more information, call us on 8132 3600 and we can help.
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. Because of the safety and regulations of vaccines, our Immunisation Nurses cannot administer these vaccinations, and require a medical practitioner or local GP.
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