Immunisation / vaccination

We offer family friendly public clinics and we also visit worksites on request.

Our clinics provide a quality public health service in accordance with the guidelines set by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

 

What's new

Meningococcal B Vaccine

Australia wide an additional 200,000 doses of Bexsero vaccine will be available from pharmacies and GP surgeries from the start of June 2017. Families can expect to pay in the range $120-140 per dose of Bexsero depending on which pharmacy they visit. (Not offered at Council clinics.)

Please visit the TGA website for ongoing updates to supply. 

Flu for YoU

  • Available at our Council immunisation clinics.
  • Free annual funded Influenza for medically at risk persons.
  • $20.50 for anyone who wants to help protect themselves from Flu and its complications.

This year's vaccine contains the following strains: A Michigan (H1N1); A Hong Kong (H3N2); B Brisbane (Like virus); B Phuket (like virus)

Influenza is estimated to be responsible for 300,000 general practitioner consultations, 18,000 hospital admissions and 3,000 deaths each year in Australia¹ .¹Vaccine myopia: adult vaccination also needs attention Robert I Menzies, Julie Leask, Jenny Royle and C Raina MacIntyre 

Shingles Vaccine

From 1 March 2017 please contact your doctor / GP to access your Free Shingles vaccine.

Now available FREE of charge to persons aged 70. A FREE catch up program from now, until 2021 includes persons aged 71-79. Shingles is a viral infection caused by reactivation of the same virus that causes Chicken pox. It can be a mild illness, headache, fever, flu like symptoms and tiredness, followed by a skin rash that forms small blisters, mainly on the torso but can appear on the face, eyes or other parts of the body and can be quite painful. Complications can include bacterial infection of the blisters leading to permanent scarring, post herpetic neuralgia (nerve pain) that can last for months, temporary facial paralysis,infection to the lining of the brain.  

 

Immunisation Service Survey

Help us with out future plans to improve our service to you that is relevant, cost-effective and of a high standard by filling in this survey pdf (30KB) or by completing the survey online.

 

No Jab No Pay

Free catch up for children and adolescents is available at our clinics.

If you require

  • an assessment of vaccination records,
  • lodgment of vaccine history onto Australian Immunisation Register AIR
  • and /or scheduling of appropriate catch up vaccinations for this program.

Please bring all available written records of previous vaccinations for your child. This information will be copied and assessed. We will then contact you to advise that those records have been entered onto ACIR. If your child requires vaccines we will propose a date for clinic attendance.

 

School based immunisation program

Missed your school immunisation visit?  Catch-ups are available FREE at any of our council clinics.

 

Not sure about immunisation?

Find out how immunisation works, the myths and the realities:

 

Vaccinations offered 

Free scheduled vaccines for children and adolescents include:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella 
  • Meningococcal C  
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Chickenpox
  • Rotavirus
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).

Vaccinations for adults and children for a fee (free for some groups):

  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Influenza
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella 
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough.

 

Please note: We only administer vaccines purchased at the clinic.

 

 

Clinic locations and times

Download January - June 2017 clinic calendar pdf (313KB)

Download July - December 2017 clinic calendar pdf (313KB)

Clinic  Location Day  Time
General

Cowandilla Children's Centre

Corner of Jenkins Street and Wilson Street
Cowandilla 

Third Tuesday of the month

 

9am to 11.30am

 

General

Plympton Community Centre

34 Long Street, Plympton

First Wednesday of the month

2pm to 4.30pm
NEW START TIME

General

Thebarton Community Centre
Cnr Ashwin Parade and South Road, Torrensville
 

Fourth Thursday of the month

12pm to 2pm 

General

West Torrens Auditorium

1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton
Enter via the Hamra Centre Library on Brooker Terrace 

Third Thursday of the month

4pm to 7pm
NEW START TIME

 

Do I need to book?

You do not need to book a time to come to any of our clinics.

 

What will I need to bring?

Bring your Medicare Card and any immunisation records if you have them.

 

Worksite immunisation program

We provide an on site immunisation service for businesses within the West Torrens Council area.

We will come to your worksite to minimise disruption to you and your staff. We can also arrange appointments for small numbers of staff to attend one of our public clinics.

Find out more about the worksite immunisation program.

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