Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way to protect you and your children against infectious diseases that may cause serious illness, permanent damage or even death.
The City of Mitcham provides a free immunisation service as a readily available method of keeping you and your family safe, and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. However, we can only make the service available to the community, it is up to you to ensure that you are fully immunised.
The City of Mitcham Immunisation Service provides a service to:
- Medicare card holders (babies, toddlers, preschoolers).
- Year 8 and Year 9 high school students for school catchup vaccines.
- Adults who attend the Council office and prepay for the 'fee vaccines'.
There are four regular public clinics within the Council area. These clinics are provided in accordance with the recommended vaccination schedule and the current National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines. Some vaccines are Government funded and are provided at no cost. However, other vaccines are provided on a cost recovery basis.
There is no need to book into the immunisation clinics, just arrive between the allocated times with your child's 'immunisation record book' and Medicare card. Please be aware that new babies need to arrive at least 15 minutes before closing time as vaccines may not be given. The times and locations for the immunisation clinics can be viewed below.
The Immunisation Clinic held at the Mitcham Community Centre is held in Rooms 2 and 3.
From 15 January 2014 the Blackwood Community Clinic will be held at the:
Blackwood Community Centre - 4 Young Street, Blackwood (next to Coles)
Blackwood Community Centre - Extreme and Catastrophic Fire Danger Warning
Council has reviewed its operational practices to ensure the safety of staff and volunteers in response to the changes to the national fire danger warning system developed on the findings of the Victorian Bushfire Commission for Catastrophic and Extreme Fire Danger Warnings.
In the event of a Catastrophic and Extreme Fire Danger Warning being issued by the CFS Council’s community immunisation clinic will not be held at the Blackwood Community Centre.
For further information on immunisation, click on the links below:
- The immunisation calculator.
- The SA Health Immunisation webpage (Includes risks and benefits of immunisation).
- Fact sheets on diseases and vaccines (this site also provides information in other languages).
- Immunisation History Request Form.
For further information or queries about the City of Mitcham's immunisation service, please contact the Environmental Health Unit on 8372 8816, or view the City of Mitcham 2014 Immunisation Calendar(244 kb)