Vaccines available

Council's Immunisation Clinic offers childhood, high school and adult vaccinations for both Medicare eligible and privately-funded clients.

Childhood

Gaby vaccinating Stevie 2.jpeg Scheduled childhood vaccinations are free to eligible Medicare card holders. 

If you are not eligible for a Medicare card, vaccine fees apply, see vaccine costs  

See the National Immunisation Program Schedule for South Australia to see what your child needs and when.

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 adult will be bringing your child to our clinic on your behalf, please complete and sign a Childhood Immunisation Consent Form for them to bring to your child’s appointment.  

What to bring each time you visit our clinic

  • Immunisation records and/or your child's health record book
  • Medicare card 

High school

Each year we visit 11 schools in the City of Tea Tree Gully to vaccinate students enrolled in Years 7, 8 and 10 with the following: 

Year 7/8

  • Human papilloma virus (2nd HPV dose no longer required)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) 

Year 10 

  • Meningococcal B (2 dose course)
  • Meningococcal ACWY 

To learn more about the vaccinations given in high school and what to expect on vaccination day, please view these short videos from the Federal Department of Health. 

Missed vaccinations

Vaccinations missed at school immunisation visits are available at our Immunisation Clinic. 

Home schooled children

Home schooled children are also eligible to receive the above vaccines for free through Council’s 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 adult will be bringing your child to our clinic on your behalf, please complete and sign an High School Immunisation Consent Form for them to bring to your child’s appointment.

Adult

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. 

Whooping cough 

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 are encouraged to be immunised from 20 weeks gestation for 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.

An Adult Immunisation Consent Form will need to be completed upon your arrival at the clinic.  

Vaccines not available

  • Flu vaccine - only available for children aged from 6 months to 15 years and pregnant women.
  • Adult Pneumococcal and Shingles vaccines – see your GP.
  • Vaccines for travel purposes – see your GP or a travel vaccination clinic.
  • COVID-19 vaccines – visit the Department of Health website to check your eligibility and to find a clinic near you.