Immunisation

All ages group immunisation illustration

Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your children and others in our community against certain diseases through immunisation programs.

When a large percentage of the population is immunised against some specific diseases, it becomes harder for that disease to spread. When enough people in the community are immunised, the infection can no longer be spread from person to person, and the disease could die out altogether.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and highly effective way of protecting children and adults from harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. It is estimated that vaccinations currently save up to 2.5 million lives worldwide each year.

Location: regular immunisation clinics, run by Eastern Health Authority (EHA) are held in the Unley Civic Centre (Council Chamber entrance, via Oxford Terrace).

Walk-in 1st Saturday of the month 10am-12noon

Walk-in 2nd Wednesday of the month 2.30-4.30pm

Appointment 3rd Friday of the month 10am-12noon

 

Bookings can be made online or by phoning EHA on 8132 3600

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Immunisation timetable

Unley Council residents are welcome to attend any of EHA’s public immunisation clinics as listed on EHA clinic timetable located in metropolitan Adelaide.

Download the Immunisation Clinic timetable for 2022.(PDF, 486KB)

Avoid busy GP waiting rooms and visit one of the Council clinics in 2022 for all your family’s immunisation needs - conveniently located close to libraries and Council facilities. To book an appointment visit the EHA website.

Seasonal flu vaccines

Seasonal flu vaccines are generally available from early April. The FluQuadri vaccine is currently available at a cost of $22. Please be aware that NO FEE applies for pregnant women or people over 65 years of age. Please discuss this with the nurse at the time of your vaccination. During the COVID-19 pandemic, EHA will continue to administer flu vaccines from early April 2022.

For more information regarding catch-up vaccinations for school-aged children, toddlers or babies, please contact:

Eastern Health Authority — 8132 3600 or eha@eha.sa.gov.au

Download the vaccine price list.

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Government guidelines & resources

All Government recommended COVID-19 safe procedures will be in place at our clinics to ensure the safety of the clients, residents and the community. 

Please note that it is currently mandatory to wear a disposable face mask if attending an immunisation clinic.

The Government of South Australia provides an online immunisation calculator for parents to ensure their children are receiving all the Australian standard vaccines. Read more about changes to immunisation requirements for Early Childhood Services.

 

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What to know before getting immunised

One of EHA’s specialised Immunisation Nurse will check if you can be vaccinated by completing a pre-vaccination screening. Before you consent to being vaccinated they will discuss the effects of the disease, the possible side effects of vaccination and what to do to reduce the side effects.

EHA offers immunisation clinics on behalf of the City of Unley at the Unley Civic Centre (next to the Civic Library). EHA immunisation clinics have no service fee. Vaccinations funded through the National Immunisation Program Schedule are free when you have a valid Medicare card. For a full list of all clinic times please download EHA’S 2022 Immunisation Program. City of Unley residents are welcome to attend any of EHA’s clinics listed on the timetable and no service fee will be charged.

Further information about immunisations is available on the EHA website or via SA Health.

Frequently asked questions

What should I bring to the immunisation clinic?

Please bring your child's Personal Health Record book and Medicare Card.

What do I do if I require a catch-up immunisation?

Contact EHA on 8132 3600 or e-mail eha@eha.sa.gov.au to allow our nurses to assess your records and schedule any vaccinations that are due prior to your preferred clinic. Please provide a copy of all previous Immunisation History in English or translated into English to assist with development of the catch-up schedule.

How do I access flu vaccine?

EHA offers flu vaccine from April to December each year for a fee. This is an important vaccine for adults and children. You may fit one of the criteria for a free influenza vaccine. For more information on this, visit the SA Health Immunisation website or ask the nurse at the clinic.

Can I bring my own vaccines?

No, all vaccines administered at our clinics are provided by Eastern Health Authority to ensure the cold chain is maintained and the vaccines remain potent prior to administration.