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Immunisation Services

Council does not offer Covid-19 vaccines through our immunisation services.

Clinic locations

The City of Playford has two public clinics available. These are walk-ins so you do not need an appointment.

GP PLUS HEALTHCARE ELIZABETH - 16 PLAYFORD BLVD, ELIZABETH SA 5112
Mondays 9:30am to 12:30pm (closed on public holidays)
JOHN MCVEITY CENTRE - 182 PEACHEY ROAD, SMITHFIELD PLAINS
Thursdays 3pm to 7pm

Book ahead online

You can choose to walk-in or book your immunisation appointment online.


Book an immunisation appointment using VaxApp

Playford is using VaxApp, an immunisation management platform, to improve our service delivery.

By using VaxApp, you can:

  • Book and manage individual and family appointments online
  • Provide digital consent during the booking process, which reduces onsite administration at your appointment
  • Receive reminders to book future appointments


What do I need to bring to an immunisation clinic?

Please remember to bring yours or your child's Medicare Card when coming to the clinic (all data gets uploaded to Medicare Register)

For children under the age of seven, please bring along your 'blue baby book'.

Why should you get immunised?

Fighting against harmful diseases has been made much easier thanks to the advances of vaccines.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect our society from diseases that cause serious health issues, and even fatalities. The more people who are vaccinated, the less opportunity diseases have to spread.

How do I get my immunisation records/history?

You can get your immunisation history statement using either

  • Your Medicare online account through myGov
  • Medicare mobile app.

You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register (1800 653 809) and ask them to send your immunisation history statement to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.

Protecting yourself from the flu

You can purchase a flu vaccine from our immunisation team.

Protect yourself and your family by getting an influenza vaccination – the more people that have the vaccine, the less opportunity there is for influenza to spread.

The flu vaccination is available for purchase, with cash and EFTPOS facilities available.

For further information, contact the immunisation team on 0421 619 848.

New arrivals

City of Playford is one of only two councils that deliver immunisations for newly arrived refugees.

New arrivals to Australia may not be fully immunised in line with the National Immunisation Program, which sets out vaccines from birth to adolescence. This places new arrivals and the community at risk of some vaccine preventable diseases.

The new arrivals program is available at both Playford clinics and can be access as a walk-in appointment.

Currently-Funded Immunisation Programs

Vaccines through the school program are free of charge under the National Immunisation Program. Council’s fully trained and qualified vaccination team visits all high schools within the City of Playford to deliver the program.

School Immunisation Programs


Eligibility

Your child must be enrolled in Year 7, 8 and 10 to receive the free vaccines under the program – home-schooled children are also eligible to receive the vaccinations.

Vaccines for 2023

Year 7, 8 and 10:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Gardasil) vaccine
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine.

Year 10 only:

  • Meningococcal ACWY vaccine
  • Meningococcal B vaccine


Absent Students

If a parent/guardian has provided digital consent for their child and they were absent on the day of immunisation, a email will be sent providing details of alternative clinic dates and times.

We go out to businesses and workplaces

From March to December each year, arrangements can be made for our immunisation nurses to attend your workplace or business to provide vaccinations for a scheduled fee.

To book a worksite vaccination clinic please complete the Worksite Booking Form available at the link below and email to immunisation@playford.sa.gov.au