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Immunisation Services

The Rural City of Murray Bridge supports the health and wellbeing of the community by providing a safe, accessible and cost-effective Immunisation Service in order to prevent the spread of diseases. All vaccines funded under the “National Immunisation Program” are free to Medicare card holders.

2019 Free Clinics

In partnership with the Mount Barker District Council, for 2019, a public drop in clinic is held between 2.30pm and 4pm on the third Thursday of each month at the Murray Bridge Library, Level 2 Murray Bridge Marketplace, 51 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. Free childhood vaccines (from 0 – 5 years) are accessible at this clinic along with all listed vaccines on the National Immunisation Program Register. If your child is attending Council’s clinic and is under the age of 16 years, they must be accompanied by an adult and their parent/legal guardian must consent to the vaccines(s) in writing using our childhood schedule consent form. Immunisation will only proceed if we are sure we have valid and informed consent. 

 

Council is currently determining requirements for the 2020 calendar year and will update the website accordingly. 

Immunisation Records

If you or your children are looking for immunisation records for Council run clinics (including high school clinics):

-       Please contact the Rural City of Murray Bridge on 8539 1100 for records prior to 2013.

-       Please contact Mount Barker Council on 8539 7222 for records in 2013 and after. 

Records can be requested via email, please ensure your full name, date of birth and high school is provided.

School Immunisation Program 2019 

Council offers onsite vaccination programs for high school students in the Rural City of Murray Bridge region. The following vaccines are provided for High School students:

Year Level

Vaccines

Year 8

Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus)

 

Boostrix (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)

Year 10

Bexsero (Meningococcal B)

 

Nimerix (Meningococcal ACWY)

Year 11 (For 2019 only)

Bexsero (Meningococcal B) 

Please contact your child’s school for extra consent forms or the dates of the published Immunisation visits. These vaccines are also available at our public clinics if preferred or if your child is absent from school on the scheduled immunisations visit.

SA Government Funded Meningococcal B Immunisation Program 

Free Meningococcal B vaccines are available (for a limited time) for eligible children and young adults that are residents of South Australia and have a Medicare card, Please refer to SA Health Website for further information including recommendations for eligible age groups. These vaccines can be accessed through your local GP or our Immunisation service. Please note that children less than 2 years of age are strongly recommended to be given an age appropriate dose of paracetamol 30 minutes before Immunisation followed by further doses post vaccination (please seek advice from your Immunisation provider regarding this recommendation). 

 

Whooping Cough Vaccinations

A funded vaccination for Whooping Cough (which includes Diphtheria and Tetanus) is now available for women during the 3rd trimester (from 28 weeks) of each pregnancy to provide protection for young babies who are most at risk of whooping cough. These are available at all of our public clinics. Vaccination against Whooping Cough is strongly recommended for anyone in regular contact with infants and can be purchased at our clinics at a cost of $45 per dose.

Contact us 

For further information, please contact one of Council’s Environmental Health Officers or contact the Mt Barker Council direct .

We encourage you to contact us with any questions regarding Immunisation. Please phone 8391 7222 Monday – Thursday  (please leave a message and we will return your call). SA Health Immunisation can also be contacted by phoning 1300 232 272 during office hours Monday - Friday.

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