Immunisation

Clinic Venues and Timetable

Woodcroft Community Centre
175 Bains Road
Morphett Vale
 
Tuesdays
10am-12noon & 1-4pm
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Seaford Library
Grand Blvd
Seaford
 
Wednesdays
10.30am - 12.30pm
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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
2-5.30pm
 
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Meningococcal B Immunisation Program

The State Government has announced the introduction of the Meningococcal B vaccine to the schedule from the 1st October 2018, for children under the age of 1 year, and a catch-up program, to run until the end of 2019, for children under 4 years of age. The Meningococcal B vaccine is available at all of our council clinics.

The Meningococcal B vaccine will be included in the school based immunisation program from 2019 for high school students in year 10 and a catch-up program for students in year 11.

In addition,  the vaccine will also be available as a catch-up program for 17 year olds to less than 21 years of age, through our council clinics from February 2019.

Please refer to SA Health Meningococcal B Immunisation Program for more information. 

Meningococcal B Herd Immunity Study  – BPART OF IT (2018 School Leavers Only)

In 2019, there will be opportunities for individuals to take part in the study by having a throat swab taken. Throat swabs will be collected from 01 February 2019 onwards as part of the Men B Study School Leaver study. Participants will be required to complete a consent form and a questionnaire, have a throat swab taken and will receive a $40 Coles Myer voucher.

To be eligible for the School Leaver program in 2019, participants need to:

  • Have been enrolled as a Year 12 student in 2018
  • Have attended a South Australian High School in 2018
  • Aged between 17-25 years old (inclusive)

BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED: Clinics are being held at both Noarlunga Library and Aberfoyle Hub Library on the following dates:

  • Aberfoyle Hub Library: Thursday14 February and Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Noarlunga Library: Wednesday 20 February and Wednesday 20 March 2019

Please use the link below to make a booking at your preferred location. Clinics are limited, so if you are unable to attend a clinic in your area, please visit the list of swab providers at https://www.bpartofit.com.au/school-leaver-study/ to access alternative locations.

Please note that no vaccines will be given as part of the 2019 Men B School Leaver Study. Eligible individuals can receive free vaccines via the South Australian catch up program as per the Men B School Program information above.

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Immunisation Records and History

Immunisation records can be accessed via the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

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.

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 of year supplement and child care subsidies.

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

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.

 

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