Immunisation/vaccination

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We offer family-friendly public clinics.

Council has engaged Health and Immunisation Management Services (HAIMS) to undertake immunisation programs on behalf of the City of West Torrens.

HAIMS has extensive experience in conducting immmunisation programs. Our clinics will continue to provide a quality public health service in accordance with the guidelines set by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Immunisation enquiries can be directed to HAIMS between 9am - 5pm weekdays on telephone (08) 8152 0363, email admin@haims.com.au or visit their website: haims.com.au.

If you would like a copy of your child's immunisation history, contact HAIMS.

COVID-19 and immunisations

While COVID-19 restrictions are continuing to being eased in South Australia, in the interest of public health and safety, we are still taking online bookings for our immunisation clinics. You will also be required to check in using the SA Health QR code, or complete the contract tracing form at each location. 

Please do not attend any of the public immunisation clinics if:

  • you have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or other cold and flu symptoms
  • you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • you are required to self-isolate for any other reason.

If you are unwell or unsure, please contact your doctor or seek medical advice.

Please note: scheduled vaccines can only be provided to Medicare card holders.

For up to date advice, refer to the following:

Contact us


Clinic locations and times

General

Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street, Plympton

First Wednesday of the month

2pm - 4.15pm

 General Cowandilla Children's Centre
Cnr Jenkins and Wilson Streets, Cowandilla
Third Tuesday of the month 9am - 11.30am
General

Thebarton Community Centre
Cnr Ashwin Parade and South Road, Torrensville

Third Thursday of the month

4pm - 6:45pm

Do I need to book?

You will need to book using our online booking system.

What will I need to bring?

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

Flu vaccinations

The 2021 flu vaccine has now been released and is available at all the public clinics.

The 2021 quadrivalent flu vaccine will be used at the public clinics. This contains four viral strains. 

The flu vaccine from 5 years of age to less than 65 years of age is $20 per dose.

The flu vaccine is free for the following:

  • children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • 65 years and older
  • pregnant women
  • ATSI, Indigenous people
  • those with chronic medical conditions nurse will assess on the day.

At this time we prefer payments to be made with card rather than cash.

You are able to have both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines this year. However, the advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is the preferred minimum interval between a dose of influenza vaccine and a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is 14 days. There is no particular requirement regarding the order of receiving a dose of influenza vaccine and either the first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the SA Health website where you can check your eligibility for the vaccination.

Free catch-up vaccines

For all individuals aged 10 - 19 years

All individuals aged 10 - 19 years will need an assessment of their immunisation status to clarify their vaccination history; check the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). Information will be entered into the AIR if it has not been recorded and catch-up vaccines provided if needed.

Refugees and other humanitarian entrants aged 10 - 19 will need an assessment of their immunisation status. Once an assessment of any existing vaccination records and other relevant clinical information is undertaken a catch-p plan will be developed. The objective of a catch-up vaccination is to complete a course of age appropriate vaccinations and provide optimal protection as quickly as possible.

For refugees and other humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over (ongoing)

All refugees and other humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over will need an assessment of their immunisation status. Once an assessment of any existing vaccination records and other relevant clinical information is undertaken a catch-up plan will be developed. The objective of a catch-up vaccination is to complete a course of age appropriate vaccinations and provide optimal protection as quickly as possible. Contact HAIMS.

For non-Medicare card holders immunisation histories will need to be reviewed offsite before immunisation can occur. These need to be translated and legible and emailed to admin@haims.com.au.

School based immunisation program

Missed your school immunisation visit? Catch-ups are available free at any of our 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
  • Meningococcal B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Chickenpox
  • Rotavirus
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).

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

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

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