Flu vaccine update 15 May 2020
Currently, we have paid flu vaccine in stock.
Free flu vaccine is still available for children under 5 years and anyone over 65 years of age.
A dedicated Flu Clinic will be held on 28 May, 2020 4.30-7pm. Please book here
Please also see the times of our Immunisation Clinic below.
Immunisation is a quick, safe and effective way to keep you and your family protected from disease. At the City of Charles Sturt, we're committed to the health and wellbeing of our community. Our drop-in Immunisation Clinic is at:
St Clair Recreation Centre
109 Woodville Rd, Woodville
- Monday 10am to 12.30pm (every second and fourth Monday of the month)
- Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm
- Thursday 4.30pm to 7pm (every first and third Thursday of the month)
- Friday 10am to 12.30pm
Please note that our clinic is not open on public holidays. We have limited pre-booked appointments available for Mondays only.
See our 2020 Immunisation Calendar for a full list of Immunisation Clinic days and times. Please note, our immunisation service is unable to provide the following services:
- travel vaccines
- new arrival and refugee program
If you need the above vaccine services please contact your doctor.
Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free through all Council clinics. Other vaccines are available to the public at a cost.
Vaccines outside the free list are available for purchase at most clinics.
Please bring your Blue Book and Medicare Card to every visit to ensure you are eligible for scheduled vaccines.
To encourage the safe and effective practice of immunisation, the Australian Government has introduced the No Jab No Pay program.
Payments may be withheld by Centrelink from parents of children under 20 years of age who are not fully immunised. Withheld payments can include the Child Care Benefit, the Child Care Rebate, and the Family Tax Benefit.
Assessment of vaccination histories and scheduling of appropriate catch up vaccinations for this program will be attended within 10 business days of provision of all required information to our Immunisation Clinic. This information may be brought in to our Clinic during opening times.
Please bring all available written records of previous vaccinations for your child. This information will be copied and assessed. We will then contact you to advise which vaccines are required and suggest a date you can return to the clinic for vaccination.
If you need to make an enquiry about your immunisation history, call us on 8408 1111.
You must bring all previous immunisation records and your Medicare card to the immunisation clinic.
The scheduled vaccines on the National Immunisation Program are not always funded for catch-up vaccinations. Funded catch-up vaccines depend upon your child's date of birth and the date the vaccine was introduced onto the National Immunisation Program.
For new residents to Australia, funded catch-up vaccination also depends on your Medicare card status.
We visit 9 schools in the City of Charles Sturt for vaccinations twice each year. Each child receives a post-vaccination record and a safety information leaflet.
- Woodville High School
- Henley High School
- Findon High School
- Seaton High School
- Bowden/Brompton Community School
- The Grove Education Centre
- Islamic College
- St Michaels College
- Nazareth College
Students may receive the following vaccinations
Year 8: Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil), and a booster dose of Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough), (Boostrix)
Year 10: Meningococcal B (Bexsero) and Meningococcal ACWY (Nimenrix)
If students have returned a signed consent form to school, and they are absent on the day of immunisation, we send a follow-up letter to parent/guardian with alternative clinic dates and times.
Please bring the student's Medicare card to your preferred session time.
Parents/guardians are able to attend other local council immunisation clinics to receive a free catch-up dose that was missed at school. Please note that GP providers may charge you for the consult and vaccine.
Childhood Meningococcal B Catch-up Program
- For children aged over 12 months of age to less than four years of age at the commencement of the program on 1 October 2018.
- Ends on 31 December 2019.
Young Adult Catch-up Program
- For young adults aged 17 to less than 21 at the commencement of the program on the 1 February 2019.
- Ends on 29 February 2020.
Completing Courses started in 2018 and 2019
Any individual, who started a course of Bexsero during the catch- up period, can complete the course with a funded vaccine/s, even if this is after the catch- up completion deadlines.
Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study
Individuals who were in Year 10, 11 and 12 in 2017 and 2018 may have already had the meningococcal B vaccination through the Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study-“B Part of It”.
Check with the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) or with your B Part of it Immunisation Provider to check immunisation history. For more information visit B Part of it.
These programs are available at any clinic, no booking required.
Adolescents aged 15-19 years of age can receive the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine free through our clinics. No booking or prescription required.
The influenza vaccine is a quick and easy way to protect yourself, your family and the community from the effects of the flu.
The quadrivalent vaccine is the only type of vaccine available in Australia in 2020. This covers the four most common flu strains.
Getting a flu shot
As of Thursday 2 April 2020, we now have flu vaccine in stock for children under 5 years and over 65 years of age.
Additional hygiene measures and protocol have been put in place to protect our community.
Workplace flu clinic
If you wish to book a flu clinic for your workplace, please complete the Workplace Registration Form. A staff member will contact you.
Learn more about the flu vaccine by visiting SA Health.