Immunisation

We provide free vaccines for City of PAE residents. Find out what vaccines we offer, where our drop-in clinics are and what you need to bring.

We run public immunisation clinics

Each month, we hold four public drop-in immunisation clinics at the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Town Hall in Port Adelaide and at the Lights Community and Sports Centre in Lightsview. You don’t need an appointment and you can attend any session at any venue. While some of the vaccines are free, there is a small fee for others.

Watch our immunisation service video to find out more.

Immunisation FAQs

Immunisation protects more than you and 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 to protect everyone against certain harmful diseases. It uses the human body’s natural defence mechanism to build resistance against these diseases. The risks involved with contracting one of these diseases is far greater than the very small risk from immunisation.

Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free to all Medicare card holders through all council clinics. You can see the list of free vaccines here.

Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free at City of PAE clinics for all Medicare card holders. You can purchase other vaccines for a small fee:

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine Adult (Occupational Health only), $35 per injection (course of three injections)
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine Child, $20 per injection (course of three injections)
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine Adult (Occupational Health only), $70 per injection (course of two injections)
  • Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B – Occupational Health only) Adult, $80 per injection (course of three injections)
  • Varicella Vaccine (Chicken Pox), $60 per injection.
  • Influenza Vaccine, $20, free for children under five years of age. Children up to nine years of age need two doses in their first year of receiving the vaccine
  • dTpa (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis), $40 per injection (women from 20 weeks gestation receive a free vaccine)
  • Meningococcal B, $125
  • Meningococcal ACYW, $78

In South Australia, the School Immunisation Program offers funded vaccinations for male and female students in:

  • Year 8
    • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines (Gardasil 9) (course of two injections)
    • Adult/Adolescent Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Boostrix) (single injection)
  • Year 10
    • Meningococcal B vaccines (Bexsero) (course of two injections)
    • Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (Nimenrix) (single injection)

These vaccines are all provided free of charge and consent forms or cards will be distributed by your school. It’s really important that you return the completed consent, even if you do not want your child immunised.

If you haven’t received a consent form or 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 City of PAE public immunisation session or your GP.

We can’t provide immunisation services to residents or families who are not registered with Medicare or who are ineligible to access Medicare services. If you need more information, please call Medicare on 132 011.

Vaccines are administered by Health and Immunisation Management Services (HAIMS), who are accredited to National Safety and Quality Primary and Community Health Standards. If you have any concerns about a vaccination, please contact HAIMS direct, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 8152 0363 or email admin@haims.com.au.

Please 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 need a copy of the vaccination records.

If your records are not in English, you will need to translate them and have them reviewed before you attend the clinic for your immunisation. To arrange a review, contact HAIMS on 8152 0363 or by emailing admin@haims.com.au.

If a child attending a City of PAE clinic is under the age of 16, their parent or legal guardian must consent to the administration of the vaccine. If you can’t attend with your child, you will need to be contactable by phone during your child’s visit to the clinic, so the registered nurse can obtain your verbal consent.

The flu vaccine is available for free for:

  • Children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • All people 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with certain underlying chronic medical conditions

For anyone else, the fee is outlined in the fees and charges schedule.

The Australian Immunisation Register captures all vaccines administered throughout your life. This will include all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, as well as private vaccines that you get from a GP.

You can access your immunisation records through your MyGov account by attaching your Medicare card number to your account. Records for children under the age of 14 are accessible through a parent’s account. When your child turns 14, they will need their own MyGov account.

For more information about the Immunisation Register, call 1800 653 809 or visit Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.

In some cases, a medical practitioner will give you a script for a vaccine so that you can buy the medication and arrange the vaccination yourself. As our nurses are only able to administer vaccines that have been purchased by and stored under the control of the City of PAE, they cannot administer these vaccines to you. Please ask your GP where you can have your vaccine administered when they give you your script.