Immunisation protects more than your child’s health. It helps stop the spread of illness to your family, neighbours, friends and the community. It is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain harmful diseases. It uses the human body’s natural defence mechanism to build resistance to certain diseases. The risks involved with contracting one of these diseases is far greater than the very small risk of immunisation against the disease.
Our Council conducts 3 public drop in clinics a month where accredited Registered Nurses’ provide a quality public health service in accordance with the guidelines set by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
No appointments are required and you may attend any session at any venue.
In the interest of public health and safety, please do not attend any of the public immunisation clinics if:
If you are unwell or unsure, please contact your doctor or seek medical advice.
- 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 have recently returned from overseas and are in self isolation for 14 days
- you are required to self-isolate for any other reason.
For up to date advice, refer to:
SA Health - Latest Updates on COVID-19 www.sahealth.sa.gov.au
Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free to all Medicare Card holders through all council clinics. Non Medicare Card holders and other non-scheduled vaccines can be purchased by the general public at a cost. Immunisation services are administered by Health & Immunisation Management Services.
They can be contacted Monday-Friday 9am-5pm on 8152 0363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Immunisation Calendar 2021(PDF, 228.43 KB)
What do I need to bring?
Please ensure that you bring your Medicare card, your child’s Health and Development Book (Blue Book) and any other relevant immunisation records. If your child has been vaccinated overseas you will be required to provide a copy of the vaccination records. If the records are not in English they will need to be translated prior to visiting the clinics.
To improve the service the records will need to be reviewed offsite before immunisation can occur If a child attending Council's clinic is under the age of 16, their parent/legal guardian must consent to the administration of the vaccine(s). If you intend having your child vaccinated and are unable to attend with your child you need to be contactable by phone as the Registered Nurse will need to obtain a verbal consent.
In South Australia, the School Based Immunisation Program offers funded vaccinations for the following:
Year 8 students male and female
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines (Gardasil 9) 2 doses
- Adult/Adolescent Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Boostrix) single dose
Year 10 students male and female
- Meningococcal B vaccines (Bexsero) 2 doses
- Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Nimenrix) single dose
These vaccines are all provided free of charge and consent forms/cards are distributed by your school. It is very important that you return the completed consent, even if you do not want your child immunised. If you have not received a consent form/card, please contact your child’s school. If your child has missed a school immunisation session, you will be notified and given the option of attending a Council public immunisation session or your GP.
Workplace Immunisation Service
Employers can help protect their staff from serious and preventable diseases by booking workplace immunisation sessions.
We will have our accredited registered nurses visit your workplace at your convenience.
- Online bookings
- Information relating to vaccination
- Staff consent forms
- Individual record cards
Vaccines Available for worksites
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- dTpa (diphtheria, Tetanus and whooping cough)
You can enjoy a number of benefits by offering workplace immunisations to your employees, including:
- Reducing the spread of infection in the workplace.
- Minimising the cost of absenteeism.
- Maintaining productivity.
- Increasing safety in the workplace (illness can slow reaction and response times by 20% to 40%).
- Helping to comply with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
- Helping control preventable diseases and unnecessary outbreaks.
Contact HAIMS on (08) 8152 0363 to discuss your companies requirements cost and available dates.
Non Medicare Card Holders
At this time, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield is unable to provide immunisation services to residents or families that have not registered with Medicare and/or are ineligible to access Medicare services. Should you require more information about Medicare access or to enquire about your eligibility, please contact Medicare on 132 011. Alternatively you can visit Medicare's website, which can be accessed via the following link:
Vaccines provided at clinics for a cost are:
- Hepatitis B Vaccine Adult - $30 per injection (Course of 3 injections)
- Hepatitis B Vaccine Child - $15 per injection (Course of 3 injections)
- Hepatitis A Vaccine Adult - $70 per injection (Course of 2 injections)
- Hepatitis A Vaccine Child - $35 per injection (Course of 2 injections)
- Twinrix (Hepatitis A & B) Adult - $80 per injection (Course of 3 injections)
- Varicella Vaccine (Chicken Pox) - $60 per injection.
- Influenza Vaccine - $20 (Free for children under five (5) years of age). Children up to nine (9) years of age require two (2) doses in their first year of receiving the vaccine.
- dTpa (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis) - $40 per injection (Note: Women from 20 weeks gestation receive a free vaccine)
- Meningococcal B - $125
- Meningococcal ACYW - $78
- The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) now captures all vaccines administered throughout a person’s life (birth to death). This will include all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, as well as private vaccines given through general practice.
- You can access your immunisation records through your MyGov account by attaching your Medicare card number to your account. Children under the age of 14 are accessible through parents MyGov account when they turn 14 they will need their own MyGov account.
- For more information about the Immunisation Register phone 1800 653 809 or visit Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
Can I bring my own 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. Our nurses are unable to administer vaccines that have not been purchased by and stored under the control of our offices. Please refer to your prescribing GP for further information about where such vaccines may be administered