Scheduled childhood vaccinations are free to eligible Medicare card holders.
See the National Immunisation Program Schedule to see what your child needs and when.
If you are not eligible for a Medicare card, please discuss your child's scheduled vaccinations with your GP. You may be required to pay a fee for any vaccines that are given outside of the schedule.
For information on the Federal and South Australian Government's recently introduced Meningococcal Immunisation programs, visit Meningococcal Immunisation Programs.
Consent to vaccinate
Children under 16 years can only be vaccinated at our Immunisation Clinic if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or an adult that has written consent from the parent or legal guardian. If another person will be bringing your child to our clinic on your behalf please complete and sign an Childhood Immunisation Consent Form(PDF,174KB) for them to bring to the clinic.
What to bring each time you visit our clinic
· Immunisation records and/or your child's health record book
· Medicare card
High school students
Students are eligible to receive free High School vaccinations if enrolled at school in the following year levels:
Year 8 - Human papilloma virus (2 dose course)
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
Year 10 - Meningococcal B (2 dose course)
Year 11 - Meningococcal B ( 2 dose course) *
*A Meningococcal B catch up program will be offered to Year 11 students in 2019 only.
Vaccinations missed at school immunisation visits are available at our Immunisation Clinic.
Consent to vaccinate
Children under 16 years can only be vaccinated at our Immunisation Clinic if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or an adult that has written consent from the parent or legal guardian. If another person will be bringing your child to our clinic on your behalf please complete and sign an High School Immunisation Consent Form(PDF,184KB) for them to bring to the clinic.
All adults should be up to date with routinely recommended vaccines such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and measles, mumps, rubella. Our clinic offers a range of vaccinations, including those for occupational purposes. Please see Vaccine costs for further information.
Babies do not have enough protection against whooping cough until they have had their third dose of the vaccine at six months of age. Adults are the most common source of whooping cough infection in young babies. All adults in regular contact with babies should be immunised every 10 years against whooping cough.
Note: pregnant women need to be immunised in the third trimester of each pregnancy to help protect their babies during the first weeks of life.
Increased risk occupations
Certain occupations may place you at increased risk of some vaccine-preventable diseases
Visit the Department of Health for more information about:
Vaccinations for people at occupational risk
Vaccination for people who care for others
Vaccination for people who have regular contact with animals
An Immunisation consent form can be completed prior to your visit using our Adult Immunisation Consent Form(PDF,158KB)
Alternatively you can complete the form upon arrival.
· Vaccines for Flu, Adult Pneumococcal or travel. See your GP or a travel vaccination clinic.
· Vaccines purchased elsewhere will not be administered.
· Scheduled childhood vaccines for children whose families are not eligible for Medicare.