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 defense 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 6 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.
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
Please esnure 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:
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.
YEAR 10 ,11 Students (Male & Female)
|Meningococcal B Year 10 School Immunisation Program||1 February 2019||Ongoing|
|Meningococcal ACYW Year 10 School Immunisation program||1st April 2019||ongoing|
|Meningococcal B Year 11 Catch Up School Immunisation Program||1 February 2019||31 December 2019|
* YEAR 10, 11 Students (Male and Female): As from the 1st February 2019
* Meningococcal B vaccine ('Bexsero' is administered across two (2) dosages.)
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.
Vaccines Available for worksites
You can enjoy a number of benefits by offering workplace immunisations to your employees, including:
Contact HAIMS on (08) 8152 0363
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm or
to discuss your companies requirements cost and available dates
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 ineligble 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:
Update: Expansion of Australia’s Immunisation Registers with the following changes
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