Immunisation clinics

Protecting yourself and your family through immunisation

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of giving you and your family protection against a variety of diseases that may cause significant illness, permanent damage or even death. If enough people are immunised, the infection can no longer be spread from person to person and the disease dies out altogether. As a direct result of immunisation, polio has disappeared from many countries and the small pox disease has been completely wiped out.

When a person is vaccinated, the body produces an immune response in the same way it would after being exposed to a disease, but without the person suffering any symptoms of the disease. If the person comes in contact with that disease in the future, their immune system will respond rapidly enough to prevent the person from developing the disease. 

City of Adelaide immunisation clinics

City of Adelaide is committed to protecting you, your family and the community from preventable diseases. Scheduled childhood and adult vaccinations on the National Immunisation Program are available free of charge at the drop-in immunisation clinics held at the City of Adelaide Customer Centre and North Adelaide Community Centre. The Department for Health and Ageing has contributed funds towards this program.

The City of Adelaide Customer Centre run drop-in immunisation clinics held on the third Tuesday of each month, and the North Adelaide Community Centre run drop-in immunisation clinics held on the third Monday of each month. 

Here are the dates for 2024: 

North Adelaide Community Centre
176 Tynte Street
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

15 January

19 February

18 March

15 April

20 May

17 June

15 July

19 August

16 September

21 October

18 November

16 December

City of Adelaide Customer Centre
25 Pirie Street, Adelaide
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (last client at 3:45 pm)

16 January 

20 February

19 March

16 April

21 May

18 June

16 July

20 August

17 September

15 October

19 November

17 December

The immunisation service is provided by: Health and Immunisation Management Services (HAIMS). You can contact them on:

08 8152 0363
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

You will need to contact them if you would like a copy of your child’s immunisation history.

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 HAIMS

HAIMS advises non-Medicare clients will need to access National Immunisation Program vaccines through their GP. HAIMS is able provide some vaccines such as Bexsero, Nimenrix, Influenza at a cost.

Please make sure you take your child's Personal Health Record book and Medicare card to every immunisation session you attend.

The following is a list of things that you should tell the doctor or nurse when taking your child for an immunisation:

  • if you child has been unwell today
  • has your child had a severe reaction following any vaccine?
  • does your child have any severe allergies?
  • has your child had a live vaccine within the last month (including tuberculosis, MMR, chicken pox, oral poliomyelitis or yellow fever?
  • has your child had an injection of immunoglobulin, or a whole blood transfusion in the last 3 months?
  • does your child have a disease which lowers immunity (e.g. leukaemia, cancer, HIV/AIDS) or is having treatment which lowers immunity (e.g. steroid medicines such as cortisone and prednisone, radiotherapy and chemotherapy)?
  • does your child live with someone who has a disease which lowers immunity, or lives with someone who is having treatment which lowers immunity?
  • does your child live with someone who is not immunised?
  • is your child an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person?

The SA Health has an online Immunisation Calculator which assists parents and carers to schedule their children's immunisation up to their 7th birthday. The calculator is a computer-based system which uses the National Immunisation Program to determine what vaccinations are due and when.

Many vaccine injections may result in redness, soreness, itching, swelling or burning at the site of injections as well as mild fever. While these symptoms may concern you and upset your child at the time, the benefit of immunisation is protecting your child from disease.

If your child does experience such symptoms, you may consider using paracetamol to help ease the fever and soreness. More serious reactions and other side effects to immunisation are very rare but if they do occur, a doctor should be consulted immediately.

Other useful information and links

The following links and fact sheets contain information which may be helpful.

  1. National Immunisation Register – a record of all vaccines given to an individual since January 1996
  2. Child and Family Health Service – general information about child health.
  3. SA Health – general information about immunisation.