Immunisation

Clinic Venues and Timetable

Woodcroft Community Centre
175 Bains Road
Morphett Vale
 
Tuesdays
10am-12noon & 1-4pm
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Noarlunga Library
Hannah Road
Noarlunga Centre
 
Wednesdays
3-6pm
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Aldinga Beach Children's Centre
Evans Street
Aldinga Beach
 
Thursdays
9.30-11.30am
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Hub Library
Hub Drive
Aberfoyle Park
 
Thursdays
2-6pm
 
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Seaford Ecumenical Mission (SEM)
Grand Boulevard
Seaford
 
Fridays 10am-12noon

 

Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study – B Part of it!

In 2017 over 34 000 students took part across the state in the meningococcal B study. Students involved in this research study were offered free vaccines to protect them from Meningococcal B disease. All schools within the City of Onkaparinga were involved.

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Our Services

 

Children

We provide all childhood vaccinations specified on the National Immunisation Program.

Vaccination is free to children eligible for Medicare benefits.

No appointments are necessary, but a parent or legal guardian must consent and be present for a child’s vaccination.  Note: Grandparents cannot provide consent unless they are a court-appointed guardian.

Please bring your child’s Medicare card and immunisation records (blue book) if you have them.

For details of the vaccine schedule visit SA Health - childhood immunisation program.

Vaccination catch-up arrangements

If your child is missing one or more of their childhood vaccinations, our registered nurses can plan a tailored catch-up program.

To be able to do this effectively, you will need to provide us with your name and contact details, your child’s details, including date of birth, Medicare number and any known previous vaccination records. This information can be brought into any of our council offices or can be taken to any of our immunisation clinics.

To view or print a copy of your own or your child’s immunisation history statement go to Medicare online through myGov

The catch-up schedule will be calculated by one of our registered nurses and we will contact you to advise which clinic you are able to attend to receive the vaccinations. 

School program

We provide vaccinations for Year 8 students against the following vaccine preventable diseases; diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis), and Human Papilloma Virus.

These services are offered to all high schools within the Onkaparinga, Alexandrina, and Victor Harbour council areas.

Parents/guardians must give consent and complete the Medicare details in order for vaccines to be administered.

For students who are absent on vaccination day, a letter will be sent to their parents/guardians to notify them of their child’s absence. These students may then attend any of our regular clinics with their parents/guardians in order to receive the missed vaccination at no charge.

Parents/guardians please remember to bring your child’s Medicare card when attending one of our clinics.

Worksite programs

The following vaccines are available for a fee.

  • Flu vaccinations are available from March until December each year.
  • Hepatitis A and B, Diptheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough (pertussis) vaccinations are available year-round.

To book a worksite vaccination clinic please complete the Worksite booking form

Adult and non-scheduled vaccination

Free whooping cough (pertussis) vaccines are now available for pregnant woman in their 3rd trimester at our clinics. For more information about this initiative visit SA Health.

We provide a fee-for service immunisation program for adults, non-Medicare card holders and non-scheduled vaccines ie. meningococcal b and vaccines required for work, at all of our immunisation clinics.

All fee-for-service vaccines MUST be pre-booked and please allow 2 weeks to ensure the vaccine is in stock.

No appointments are necessary, but a parent or legal guardian must consent and be present if the vaccine is for a child.  Note: Grandparents cannot provide consent unless they are a court-appointed guardian.

For full information regarding our fees and charges for these vaccines, please refer to our Fees and Charges.

Providing a safe service

All vaccines administered in Australia undergo extensive assessments for safety and effectiveness through clinical trials by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

All of our vaccinations are administered by immunisation accredited registered nurses. Our nurses can also provide advice, education and information about vaccines and immunisation in general.

Like all medications, vaccines may have side effects. In the majority of cases these reactions are mild and short-lasting, such as soreness or redness at the injection site for one or two days after the vaccination.

For further information visit SA Health’s page on Vaccine Safety or the Commonwealth Department of Health’s page on the Immunise Australia program.

 

What our nurses cannot provide

Travel vaccines

Travel vaccines are essential for ensuring your health and safety whilst overseas and in preventing the transfer of communicable diseases to Australian shores.

Customers requiring travel vaccines are advised to contact or visit their local GP, The Travel Doctor, Travel-Bug Medical Vaccination Clinic or Globe Medical.

Shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine

We are no longer able to offer the Zostavax Vaccine, through our immunisation clinics.

Customers requiring this vaccine are advised to contact or visit their local GP.

Self-supplied 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.

Under law, our nurses are not able to administer vaccinations that have not been purchased by and stored under our control. Please refer to your prescribing GP for further information about where such vaccines may be administered.

Children accompanied by Grandparents

All vaccinations administered by our nurses must be consented to and conducted in the presence of a parent or legal guardian. Grandparents cannot provide consent unless they are a court-appointed guardian.

For further information, contact our Immunisation team on telephone (08) 8384 0666.

 

Commonwealth government initiative

No Jab, No Pay

As a part of the government’s commitment to improving immunisation coverage in Australia the No Jab, No Pay initiative was introduced on 1 January 2016.

Families with children aged under 20 years need to have their children immunised to be eligible to receive the Family Tax Benefit Part A end or year supplement and child care subsidies.

For further information regarding the requirements of this program visit Department of Social Services.

 

B Part of ItMeningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study –
B Part of it!

The Meningococcal B High School study started in April 2017 and will continue through to the end of September 2018. Enrolment within the study is now complete and no additional (new) students can take part.

Year 12 students in 2017 (2017 school leavers) – that are already registered in the study - have been sent a letter and/or SMS text message containing information regarding an opportunity to have a second throat swab and/or vaccines in 2018. Participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel expenses with a $40.00 Coles Myer voucher upon completion of the throat swab.

An online booking system is now available to book into our existing clinics.

Participants from Alexandrina and surrounding council areas can access monthly clinics at both Strathalbyn & Goolwa but are asked to contact the Immunisation Team on (08) 8384 0666 to confirm your preferred clinic location and time. This will ensure that vaccines and resources are available to meet the demand.  Alexandrina clinic dates and times are available here.

The vaccine/swabs are available from the 1 February 2018 until 30 June 2018.

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On the bookings page, please select the clinic you wish to attend from the “Staff” drop down box. This will provide the available dates and timeslots, choose a preferred date/time and complete customer details as per the booking form. (name, email, phone number and Study ID number).

The Meningococcal B vaccine is also available for private sale at clinics for those NOT involved in the "B part of it" vaccine study. For more information, contact the Customer Service team on 8384 0666.

More information can be found at www.bpartofit.com.au

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