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.
We provide routine childhood vaccinations against diseases, including the common flu vaccine.
Free vaccinations are available if they are listed in the National Immunisation Programs SA Schedule. Costs apply to immunisations that do not fall within this schedule.
Please note we do not offer travel vaccinations.
The City of Playford holds two public clinics. These are walk-in clinics where you do not need an appointment.
- GP Plus Healthcare Elizabeth on Monday from 9.30am to 12.30pm
- UniHealth Playford Medical Centre on Curtis Rd Munno Para on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Note to parents:
- Please remember to bring your child's Medicare Card when coming to the clinic
- For children under the age of seven, please bring along your 'blue baby book'.
Currently-Funded Immunisation Programs
City of Playford delivers a number of immunisation programs through funding received from both state and federal governments. As the funding for these programs is beyond Council's control, please enquire about specific vaccine availability prior to your clinic visit.
Some vaccines need a booster as their protection can wear off over time, and for diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, it is necessary to have a booster.
To ensure protection over a longer period of time, a booster is given Within the High Schools program, vaccines such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and meningococcal B vaccine are given, which are more effective if delivered at a specific age.
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.
Your child must be enrolled in Year 8, 10 or 11 to receive the free vaccines under the program – home-schooled children are also eligible to receive the vaccinations.
Vaccines for 2019
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
- Diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine.
Year 10 only:
- Meningococcal ACWY vaccine
- Meningococcal B vaccine
Year 10 and 11:
- Meningococcal B vaccine (only for 2019)
- Meningococcal B vaccine is now available on the childhood schedule, with a catch-up program for children 12 months to less than four years of age (on October 1, 2018). This catch-up program will finish on the 31 December 2019.
- The Young Adult Catch-up Program, up to the age of 21, has been extended until 29 February 2020.
Protecting Yourself from the Flu
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 vaccination costs $20 per dose, with EFTPOS facilities available.
Those most at risk of the dangers of influenza are pregnant women, people over the age of 65, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the age of 15, and people with chronic medical conditions. If you fall into one or more of these categories, we encourage you to get the flu vaccine, which is free for those in the above categories.
For further information, including arranging a clinic at your workplace, contact the City of Playford Customer Contact team (8256 0333).
Immunisation Services for Businesses and Worksites
From March to December each year, arrangements can be made for our immunisation nurses to attend your workplace or business to provide vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough and Influenza for a scheduled fee.