Immunisation

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 As of 1 July 2018 - New Immunisation Times

 New immunisation clinic times and the new Mawson Lakes location will commence from the 1 July 2018 as follows: 

Location

Each Month

Time

Burton Community Centre
Waterloo Corner Road

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

9am to 12pm

Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre
Smith Road

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Ingle Farm Recreation Centre - Kylie Crescent, Ingle Farm

Every 1st and 3rd Friday

9am to 12pm

The Mawson Centre - 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes

Every 1st Thursday

3:45pm to 6:45pm

(Last client at 6:30pm)

Why immunise children?

Immunisation protects the community generally from serious complications of common diseases that can be prevented. If the community is not adequately protected through immunisation these diseases can become a major health issue.

Immunisation not only greatly reduces the chance of catching a preventable disease, but also reduces the severity of the disease in children that do contract it.

What service does council provide?

The City of Salisbury provides a free immunisation service for eligible persons up to 19 years of age and catch up immunisations for secondary school students. This service is administered by Health and Immunisation Services at four locations and no appointment is necessary.  Bring your child’s immunisation record book and your Medicare card when you attend.

Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free to all Medicare card holders. Non Medicare card holders and other non-scheduled vaccines can be purchased at cost.

What free immunisations are provided?

National Immunisation Program – Childhood and adolescent schedule vaccinations.

  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTP whooping cough)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib)
  • Oral RVV (Rotavirus)
  • Pneumococcal (PCV)
  • Meningococcal C
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV (Gardasil)
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

Is Immunisation Safe?

Sometimes children react to the vaccine. However, severe reactions are not common and the risks associated with these diseases are far greater. 

Common Reactions to Vaccination

Some mild reactions and discomfort for your child may be expected following immunisation. Any injection may result in soreness, redness, itching, swelling or burning at an injection site. A cold wet cloth will relieve this. Sometimes a small, hard lump may persist for weeks or more.

With DTP and Hib Vaccines low grade fever, grizzlyness, drowsiness and generally being unsettled may occur lasting 1 or 2 days.

Possible reactions to Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine include fever, rash and cold like symptoms. They can last 2-3 days and usually occur 6-11 days after vaccination. 

What do I do if my child is reacting to a vaccine?

  • give fluids
  • do not overdress child if hot
  • tepid (luke warm) bath or sponge if hot
  • give paracetamol (dose for weight) to lower temperature every 4-6 hours if needed -up to a maximum of 6 doses in 24hrs.

If reactions are severe and persistent, or if you are worried about your child, contact the parent helpline on 1300 364 100, your doctor, hospital or public immunisation provider. 

Health and Immunisation Solutions

Health and Immunisation Solutions can be contacted for any general enquires regarding the City of Salisbury Immunisation Service by email at admin@haims.com.au or telephone 8152 0363 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). 

Immunisation Records

The quickest way to get your immunisation statement is by using your Medicare online account through myGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

You can also call the AIR enquiries line on 1800 653 809. It can take up to 14 days to receive your statement in the post.

Immunisation Calculator

The Immunisation Calculator is for Australian children up to their 7th birthday on the Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule. It helps to determine what vaccinations are due. You will need your child's immunisation records ready to enter the dates that doses of vaccine were given.

For more information about the Immunisation Calculator.

Immunisation Information and Fact Sheets

For more information, visit the SA Health website