Immunisation

Immunisation protects more than your child’s health. It helps stop the spread of illness to your family, neighbours, friends and the community. It is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain harmful diseases. It uses the human body’s natural defense mechanism to build resistance to certain diseases. The risks involved with contracting one of these diseases is far greater than the very small risk of immunisation against the disease.

Our Council conducts 6 public drop in clinics a month where accredited Registered Nurses’ provide a quality public health service in accordance with the guidelines set by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

No appointments are required and you may attend any session at any venue.

Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free to all Medicare Card holders through all council clinics. Non Medicare Card holders and other non-scheduled vaccines can be purchased by the general public at a cost.   Immunisation services are administered by Health & Immunisation Management Services.

They can be contacted Monday-Friday 9am-5pm on 8152 0363 or email admin@haims.com.au

 

National Immunisation Program (N.I.P)
Age Disease (vaccines)
Birth Hepatitis B (H-B-Vax ll Paediatric)
6 weeks Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B (Infanrix Hexa), pneumococcal(Prevenar 13), rotavirus(Rota Teq)
4 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B (Infanrix Hexa), pneumococcal(Prevenar 13), rotavirus(Rota Teq)
6 months Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type B and hepatitis B (Infanrix Hexa), pneumococcal(Prevenar 13), rotavirus(Rota Teq)
12 months* Additional vaccines for Aboriginal Children Measles, mumps, rubella(M-M-R ll or Priorix), haemophilus influenzae, meningococcal C(Menitorix)Hepatitis A (Vaqta Paediatric), pneumococcal(Prevenar13)
18 months** Additional vaccines for Aboriginal children Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox(Priorix-Tetra)Hepatitis A(Vaqta Paediatric)
3&1/2- 4 years Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio(Infanrix IPV), measles, mumps, rubella(M-M-R ll or Priorix)
Year 8 Varicella (Varivax or Varilrix), Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Boostrix) Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil)
Pregnant Women in their third trimester Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Adacel)
Aboriginal adults 50 years and over Pneumococcal polysaccharide (Pneumovax 23)
65 Years and over Pneumococcal polysaccharide (Pneumovax 23) additional vaccines are recommended for adults with medical risk factors

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your Medicare card, your child’s Health and Development book (Blue Book) and any relevant immunisation records. If a child attending Council's clinic is under the age of 16, their parent/legal guardian must consent to the administration of the vaccine(s). If you intend having your child vaccinated and are unable to attend with your child you need to be contactable by phone as the Registered Nurse will need to obtain a verbal consent.

School Based Immunisation Program - Year 8 students male and female

In South Australia, the School Based Immunisation Program offers funded:

  • varicella vaccine
  • human papillomavirus vaccine
  • Adult/Adolescent diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine

These vaccines are all provided free of charge and consent forms/cards are distributed by your school. It is very important that you return the completed consent, even if you do not want your child immunised. If you have not received a consent form/card, please contact your child’s school.
If your child has missed a school immunisation session, you will be notified and given the option of attending a council public immunisation session or your local doctor. 

Workplace Immunisation Service

Employers can help protect their staff from serious and preventable diseases by booking workplace immunisation sessions.

We will have our accredited registered nurses visit your workplace at your convenience.

Services provided

  • online bookings
  • information relating to vaccination
  • staff consent forms
  • individual record cards
  • lollypops

Vaccines Available for worksites

  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • dTpa (diphtheria, Tetanus and whooping cough)

You can enjoy a number of benefits by offering workplace immunisations to your employees, including:

  • reducing the spread of infection in the workplace
  • minimising the cost of absenteeism
  • maintaining productivity
  • increasing safety in the workplace-illness can slow reaction time by 20 to 40 per cent
  • helping comply with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • helping control preventable diseases and unnecessary outbreaks

Contact HAIMS on 8152 0363

Monday to Friday 9am -5 pm or

email admin@haims.com.au

to discuss your companies requirements cost and available dates

Non Medicare Card Holders

If your child has been vaccinated overseas you will be required to provide a copy of the vaccination records. If the records are not in English they will need to be translated prior to visiting the clinics. To improve the service the records will need to be reviewed offsite before immunisation can occur contact HAIMS Monday-Friday 9am-5pm on 8152 0363 or email at admin@haims.com.au  there will be a cost for vaccines.

Vaccines provided at clinics for a cost are:

  • Hepatitis B Adult - $30 per injection (Course of 3 injections)
  • Hepatitis B Child - $25 per injection (Course of 3 injections)
  • Hepatitis A Adult - $65 per injection (Course of 2 injections)
  • Hepatitis A Child - $35 per injection (Course of 2 injections)
  • Hepatitis A & B Adult - $80 per injection (Course of 3 injections)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - $70 per injection
  • Influenza (flu) Trivalent - $20 Quadrivalent P.O.A
  • Influenza (flu) Trivalent - Child under 10 years - $15.00 - 2nd dose free if required Quadrivalent P.O.A
  • DTPa (Diptheria, tetanus & pertussis - Boostrix) - $45 each (women over 28wks pregnant free)

Immunisation Register

Update: Expansion of Australia’s Immunisation Registers with the following changes

  • From January 1 2016, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) will broaden to capture immunisation information for young individuals under the age of 20 years, enabling implementation of the Australian Government’s No Jab, No Play measure. The ACIR currently records vaccinations given to children aged less than 7 years.
  • From September 2016, the ACIR will expand further to become the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to capture all vaccines administered throughout a person’s life (birth to death). This will include all vaccines funded under the National Immunisation Program, as well as private vaccines given through general practice.
  • For more information about the Immunisation Register phone 1800 653 809 or visit Australian Childhood Immunisation Register  

Can I bring my own vaccines?

In some cases a medical practitioner will complete a script for a vaccine, so that the individual can purchase the medication and arrange the vaccination at their convenience. Our nurses are unable to administer vaccines that have not been purchased by and stored under the control of our offices. Please refer to your prescribing GP for further information about where such vaccines may be administered

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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