Good public health relies on us building community wellbeing and supporting our communities to live healthy and active lifestyles.
Immunisation is available against:
It is essential that your child's Blue Book and Medicare Card is brought to each immunisation clinic for accurate record purposes. To enquire about vaccinations for overseas travel, please consult your doctor.
To make sure your child is vaccinated correctly for their age, use the Department of Human Services' Immunisation Calculator. The calculator is an online tool designed to assist parents and immunisation providers with vaccination catch-up advice for children under seven on the Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule (ASVS). View the Immunisation Calculator.
If you require further information about diseases and what measures the City of Unley takes, please visit Public Health and Safety.
For immunisation and bookings, please visit the Eastern Health Authority website or phone 8132 3600. It is essential that your child's Blue Book and Medicare Card are brought to each immunisation clinic to assist with accurate recording.
Public pools and spas pose potential health risks if not properly maintained. Disease causing organisms live and multiply in pool water that has not been properly treated and can result in eye, ear, skin and intestinal infection. Inadequate chemical balance of pool water can also cause skin rashes and conjunctivitis.
Council's Environmental Health Section inspects public pools and spas ensuring that they are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011, the South Australian Public Health (General) Regulations 2013 and Standard for the Operation of Swimming Pools and Spa Pools in South Australia – revised 2013.
When inspecting public swimming pools, Environmental Health Officers look at a variety of requirements including:
To view fact sheets and legislation regarding Public Swimming Pools and Spas visit the SA Health Website.
Information is available to owners and operators responsible for the control of legionella in High Risk Manufactured Water Systems; particularly cooling water systems, and warm water systems.
High Risk Manufactured Water Systems must be operated and maintained in accordance with the South Australian Public Health Act (Legionella) Regulations 2013, the Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS 3666) and the Guidelines for the Control of Legionella.
A key role of Council in relation to HRMWS and legionella control includes annual registration and inspection in accordance with the above legislation of all registered systems within the City of Unley.
For more information regarding the control of Legionella visit the SA Health Website.
The Cities of Unley and Mitcham have committed to a regional approach to planning for the public health and wellbeing of their communities. The Living Well Plan sets directions for promoting community health in the region, and considers Council functions which influence health and the role of local government as the local ‘Public Health Authority’ under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011.
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