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Time to update your vaccinations

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Time to update your vaccinations
Published 18 August 2016
<p>Residents within the Playford community have responded to a measles outbreak in Adelaide’s northern suburbs this week by attending council’s immunisation services.

Residents within the Playford community have responded to a measles outbreak in Adelaide’s northern suburbs this week by attending council’s immunisation services.

SA Health, on Wednesday, confirmed that two cases of measles had been reported in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, reinforcing the importance of vaccinating our children against preventable illnesses.

It is believed the cases were contracted within South Australia, with the victims having visited a number of locations, including Elizabeth and Gawler, during the 10-day incubation period.

The City of Playford operates immunisation clinics across the council area, protecting your children, family, friends and the community against vaccine-preventable diseases.

City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said he was encouraged to see residents being proactive following the news of this week’s outbreak.

“We’ve already had a few families through the clinic this week doing ‘catch-up’ vaccinations in response to the news,” Mayor Docherty said.

“We are always happy to provide immunisation services to more families and residents, should others wish to make sure their vaccinations are up to date.”

Mayor Docherty said council recognises the importance of protecting the community against vaccine-preventable diseases.

“We share a responsibility with other levels of government and health-care providers to improve immunisation coverage,” Mayor Docherty said.

“To assist the community to stay safe from these diseases, we provide regular public clinics, in line with the National Immunisation Programs SA Schedule, which is the national guideline for childhood, adolescent and adult vaccinations.”

Council provides immunisation services to local schools and businesses and work sites.

For more information about the public clinics, as well as other vaccination services and topics, visit the Services section at the City of Playford’s website.

You can also contact the City of Playford immunisation team (8256 0118 / 0421 619 848 or immunisation@playford.sa.gov.au).