Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting your child, you and the community against serious diseases. Immunisation provides protection against a number of diseases like whooping cough, measles and flu that often circulate in the community.
The benefit of this protection far outweighs any risks of immunisation and the rare side effects or complications.
SA Health has a number of immunisation programs to ensure that we all have access to the right immunisations at the right time.
Big help for little adventurers
When your child was a baby, they may have been immunised to protect against certain preventable diseases. Now that they’re going off to kindy it’s time to boost their protection.
This is because the protection against some diseases, like whooping cough, fades over time. So repeat vaccinations are given, which are known as boosters.
Learn about the boosters your kindy kid requires.
Help me stay strong
Immunisation rates for Aboriginal children in South Australia are below the target of 95% and are significantly lower than the rates for non-Aboriginal children.
Help me stay strong aims to increase immunisation rates by increasing awareness about the need for complete and timely immunisations for Aboriginal children.
Free Hepatitis B vaccine
Hepatitis B (hep B) is a virus that can cause damage to the liver and prevent it from working well. The best way to be protected against hep B is through vaccination.
SA Health offers a free hep B vaccine to those at a high risk of contracting a hep B infection. The free hep B vaccine is available from your local health care centre or GP Clinic.
You can check your eligibility and learn more about hep B at Free Hepatitis B vaccine.