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
Download our current Iimmunisation Clinic Timetable below 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.
meningococcal B - BEXSERO
From 1 October 2018 children aged 6 weeks of age up to four years of age will be able to access free meningococcal B vaccine, Bexsero as part of the State Government Meningococcal B Immunisation program.
This vaccine is available at ALL our Public Clinics. Book your appointment online here
The program will be implemented in two phases:
- From 1st October 2018 – children from six weeks to less than 4 years old
- From 1 February 2019 – School Immunisation Program – Students in Year 10 and 11 and for Young Adults greater than 17 yo to less than 21 yo
For those children 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.
Click here for further information from SA Health.
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.
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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