Immunisation Service

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases that can cause serious health problems in the community. The more people who are vaccinated, the fewer opportunities a disease has to spread.

We provide routine childhood vaccinations against diseases, including the common flu vaccine. 

Meningococcal B Vaccine Program

Commencing on the 1st October 2018, Meningococcal B vaccine will be available on the childhood schedule, with a catch-up program for children 12 months to less than four years of age. This catch-up program will finish on the 31st December 2019.

Please click here for important information about fever management in children under two years of age.

FREE vaccinations are available if they are listed in the National Immunisation Programs SA Schedule(75 kb)

Costs do apply to those that do not fall within this schedule: Immunisation Vaccine Price List 2018-19(87 kb)

Please note we do not offer travel vaccinations.

Flu vaccinations are available at the following City of Playford clinics:

  • GP Plus Healthcare at Elizabeth on Mondays – 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • UniHealth Playford Medical Centre  on Curtis Rd, Munno Para on Thursdays – 1.30 to 4.30pm and 5.30 to 7.30pm

A special note for parents and guardians: Please remember to bring your child's Medicare Card when coming to the clinic. For children under the age of seven, please bring along your 'Blue Baby Book'.

More services we offer:

 

Please contact our Immunisation Team if you need more information. 

Ph: (08) 8256 0118 or 0421 619 848    Email:  immunisation@playford.sa.gov.au

State Funded Childhood Influenza Program

 

Children aged six months to less than five years of age are eligible to receive influenza vaccine under the State Funded Childhood Influenza Program.

Children aged six months to less than three years of age are eligible to receive the FluQuadri® Junior vaccine.

Children aged three years to less than five years of age are eligible to receive the FluQuadri® vaccine.

 

School Immunisation Program

 

Protection produced by some vaccines will decline over time and booster doses may be needed to ensure high levels of protection are maintained (for example diptheria, whooping cough and tetanus). A booster dose given in high school will provide protection over a longer period of time. Also vaccines such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine are more effective if delivered at a specific age.

Vaccines delivered through the school program are made available at no cost under the National Immunisation Program. Fully trained and qualified vaccination teams visit all high schools in South Australia to deliver the program.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive free vaccines under the School Immunisation Program, your child must be enrolled in Year 8. Home-schooled children are also eligible to receive the recommended vaccinations free.

Vaccines for 2018

Year 8:

 

The Men B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study - B PART OF IT

 

From 2017, Year 10, 11 and 12 students across the state are eligible to participate in the study if their school signs up and parents and students provide consent. Students enrolled in the study will receive two doses of the Bexsero® meningococcal B vaccine and have two throat swabs taken.

Schools will be randomly selected into either Group A or Group B:

  • Group A students will recieve the first throat swab and both doses of the vaccine in 2017 and the final throat swab in 2018
  • Group B students will have the first throat swab taken in 2017 and receive both doses of the Bexsero® vaccine and have the final swab in 2018

More information is available at the B Part Of It website.

The Men B Study - School Leavers Program is being conducted through our routine clinics. Please call 8256 0118 for more information.

 

Protect Yourself Against Influenza

 

The City of Playford is encouraging people to make sure they get an influenza vaccination and protect themselves and their families.

The flu is highly contagious and can be easily spread from person to person. While many people think the flu is just a “bad cold”, it is actually a serious illness and can lead to complications such as pneumonia and hospitalisation.

Having a flu vaccination is the best way to not only help protect you from getting the virus but also helps protect your colleagues, friends and family.

We especially encourage those most at risk to get vaccinated, including pregnant women, people over 65 years of age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 15 years of age and people with chronic medical conditions.

The flu vaccination costs $20 per dose but is free for all people in the above high risk categories. EFTPOS is now available.

For further information, including to arrange a clinic at your workplace, contact the City of Playford Customer Care team on 8256 0333.

 

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