Immunisation

Immunisation

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Please note: Due to unforseen circumstances, the community immunisation clinic planned for Wednesday 4 November 2020 at the Council's Civic Centre from 11.30am to 1pm will now be held at the Blackwood Community Centre from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases. The City of Mitcham is committed to the health and well being of our community.

For further information or queries about the City of Mitcham's immunisation service please call 8372 8816.

No Jab No Play

As of 7 August 2020, children will not be able to enrol in or attend early childhood services in South Australia unless all immunisation requirements are met. For a copy of your immunisation history visit:

The Guide to accessing immunisation history statements outlines the process.

Meningococcal B and Human Papilloma Virus vaccines

These two vaccines are offered as a two dose course – Please remember to have the second dose through the Council’s community immunisation service if it is missed through the school immunisation program. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the immunisation team at the City of Mitcham.

National Immunisation Program – Eligibility

Adolescents in Year 10 aged approximately 14 to 16 years through SA School-based Vaccination Program.

Adolescents 15 to 19 years of age who have not received the vaccine at school can receive it from their GP or other immunisation provider through an ongoing catch-up program.

Patients who do not meet NIP eligibility criteria and wish to be vaccinated can obtain the meningococcal ACWY vaccine (and also the meningococcal B vaccine) via private prescription (GPs only).

The Flu vaccine is now available through the Council's community immunisation clinics and is free if you are classified as 'high risk'.

To see whether you are eligible for the National Immunisation Influenza Program, Click here.

Members of the community who do not qualify for the free influenza vaccine can purchase it via credit or debit card at the clinics at a cost of $20 per dose. Flu vaccinations are free for clients who are over 65 (limited stock available) and those considered vulnerable.

Our priority is the health and safety of our community, so help us stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure you follow physical distancing measures when entering the clinic.

The free flu vaccine is available for:

  • all pregnant women (any trimester)
  • people six months of age or older with the following underlying chronic medical conditions:
  • cardiac disease,
  • chronic respiratory conditions, including severe asthma
  • chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including hereditary and degenerative central nervous system diseases and seizure disorders
  • immunocompromising conditions , including immunocompromised due to disease or treatment
  • diabetes and other metabolic disorders
  • renal disease
  • haematological disorders, including haemoglobinopathies
  • children aged six months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy who are at increased risk of Reye syndrome following influenza infection.
  • all children aged six months to less than five years of age
  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over

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.

  • A copy of your child's previous school immunisation history
  • Your child's 'immunisation record book'
  • Medicare card

2020 City of Mitcham Immunisation Calendar (204 kb)

Please note that the immunisation clinics scheduled at the Mitcham Memorial Library will now be held at the City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park until further notice.  

** VENUE CHANGE** Please note that the community immunisation clinic planned for Wednesday 4 November 2020 at the Council's Civic Centre from 11.30am to 1pm will now be held at the Blackwood Community Centre on Wednesday 4 November from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

2019 City of Mitcham Immunisation Calendar

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.

Location

Day

Time

City of Mitcham Civic Centre - 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park

First Wednesday of Month*

11.30am to 1.00pm

City of Mitcham Civic Centre - 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park

Third Wednesday of Month*5.30pm to 7.00pm

Blackwood Community Centre - 4 Young Street, Blackwood

First Wednesday of Month*
Third Wednesday of Month*

5.30pm to 6.30pm
11.30am to 12.30pm

* Please note clinics may be subject to cancellation without prior notice

Blackwood Community Centre - Extreme and Catastrophic Fire Danger Warning

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.

Boostrix - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough vaccine is available at the community clinics at a cost of $41.80 per dose - credit card payment only accepted.

Price List*
To ensure availability of the vaccines listed below, payment is required at least five working days prior to attending a clinic. Payment can be made at the City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park.

Hepatitis A and B Full course = 3 doses

Adult $100 per dose
Child $63.20 per dose

Hepatitis B Full course = 3 doses

Adult $24.90 per dose
Child $14.30 per dose

Hepatitis A Full course = 2 doses

Adult $87 per dose
Child $55.20 per dose

Influenza Quadrivalent Vaccine

$20 per dose

* Prices subject to change

For Australian children up to the age of seven, the Immunisation Calculator can be used to determine what vaccines are due and when based on the National Immunisation Program scheduled vaccines. If vaccine doses are delayed or missed, the calculator can assist by providing a 'catch-up' schedule for future vaccines.

Infants and Children

Birth

Hepatitis B

6 weeks and 4 months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Hib, Hepatitis B
Pneumococcal
Rota Virus
Meningococcal B

6 months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Inactivated Poliomyelitis, Hib, Hepatitis B

12 months

Meningococcal ACWY
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Pneumococcal
Meningococcal B

18 months

Act-Hib
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough
Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox)

4 years

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Inactivated Poliomyelitis

Secondary School Students

Year 8

Human Papilloma Virus
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough

Year 10

Meningococcal B and Meningococcal ACWY