The City of Salisbury recognises the importance of protecting the community from preventable diseases and is committed to ensuring residents have ongoing access to free immunisation services.
The City of Salisbury provides a free immunisation service in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule, and catch up immunisations for secondary school students in accordance with the approved Schools Immunisation Programs.
This service is administered by Health & Immunisation Management Services at four locations and no appointment is necessary. Bring your immunisation record book and your Medicare card when you attend.
The clinic times and locations for Councils’ immunisation services are currently as follows:
Salisbury Community Hub - 34 Church Street, Salisbury
|Every 2nd Wednesday||9am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Every 4th Wednesday||1.30pm to 4.30pm|
Burton Community Hub - 386 Waterloo Corner Road, Burton
|Every 1st Monday||1pm to 4pm|
|Every 4th Wednesday||9am to 12 noon|
Ingle Farm Recreation Centre - Kylie Crescent, Ingle Farm
|Every 1st and 3rd Friday||9am to 12 noon|
The Mawson Centre - 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes
|Every 1st Thursday||3.45pm to 6.45pm|
Last client at all clinics will be 15 minutes before end of clinic time.
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?
Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free to all Medicare card holders. Non Medicare card holders should attend a GP Doctor to receive their vaccinations.
What free immunisations are provided?
National Immunisation Program – Childhood and adolescent schedule vaccinations.
- 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 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.
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 Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) enquiries line on 1800 653 809. It can take up to 14 days to receive your statement in the post.
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.
Non Medicare clients
HAIMS is able to enter Immunisation records for Non Medicare clients onto The Australian Immunisation Register and provide catch up recommendations. These Immunisation records need to be translated, legible and emailed to email@example.com
HAIMS advises Non Medicare clients will be required to access National Immunisation Program vaccines through their GP doctor. HAIMS is able to provide some vaccines e.g. Bexsero, Nimenrix, Influenza provided at cost only.
Health and Immunisation Solutions (HAIMS)
Health and Immunisation Management Services (HAIMS) can be contacted for any general enquires regarding the City of Salisbury Immunisation Service by:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 8152 0363 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).