Staff Wellbeing Program

Health Services

Important: Influenza (flu) Vaccination for all UniSA Staff 2021

Protect yourself and your community this flu season

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our highest priority. This year, it is particularly important to consider getting a flu vaccination to support your health and wellbeing.  In conjunction with the UniSA Health Medical Clinic and Bupa, the University's Wellbeing program is providing all staff (including casual staff) the opportunity to book a free four (4) strain influenza (flu) vaccination.

Influenza disease can be very serious leading to complications such as pneumonia, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), neurological conditions and other bacterial infections.  Having your annual flu vaccination supports your wellbeing and protects our community. 

Influenza (flu) vaccination is recommended every year for any person 6 months of age and over to reduce the likelihood of contracting the flu.  As the strains of flu virus can change from year to year, receiving a flu vaccine every year provides the best protection against current flu virus strains.  The best time to vaccinate is in the autumn and it usually takes up to two weeks for the flu vaccine to provide protection, so we are encouraging all staff to consider booking an appointment as soon as possible.  All staff will be provided with a flu vaccination certificate.

You will need to make a booking for the flu vaccination. Please visit the UniSA Medical Clinic website for online bookings and follow the prompts for STAFF flu shot bookings and choose your preferred location.

City West – UniSA Health Medical Clinic (27 North Terrace, Adelaide)

7 April, 15 April, 19 April, 29 April, 5 May, 10 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May

*Note half day clinics at City West

101 Currie Street – (AU3 Foyer)

8 April, 3 May, 6 May

City East – UniSA Health Medical Clinic B5-09 (Brookman Hall)
12 April, 20 April, 27 April, 4 May, 10 May, 20 May

Mawson Lakes - MM3-20A & B (Materials & Mineral Science Building)

14 April, 12 May, 28 May

Magill – H2-18 (Amy Wheaton Building)

28 April, 19 May

Check the UniSA Medical Clinic website – more dates/times will be released if there is demand. 

Call the clinic on 1300 172 996 if you have any problems booking online or if you are feeling unwell, have recently travelled overseas or had contact with a potential or confirmed case of COVID-19.  If you’re concerned or in a vulnerable group, please don’t hesitate to contact the clinic.  

On the day of your flu shot appointment, please assist us by wearing clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm and bring along your:

  •  Staff ID card; and
  • Medicare card or Overseas health care card.

For our staff in Mt Gambier and Whyalla, you will receive the booking link by the end of March to book your appointment at your local chemist.  For more information, please contact Tracey Granger in Whyalla on 8302 6084 or email tracey.granger@unisa.edu.au and Jan Discianni in Mt Gambier on 8302 8901 or email jan.discianni@unisa.edu.au.

Over 65’s government vaccines will not be available at Staff Flu Clinics - you will need to book your free flu vaccination appointment with your regular GP or the UniSA Health Medical Clinic.

Flu Vaccination Resources

The following resources provide information on the flu vaccination and how to help protect yourself from the cold and flu:

When can I get the free COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available from the UniSA Medical Clinic City West from 19 April 2021 in dedicated clinics for patients who meet the criteria for the 1B Phase.  To check your eligibility visit the Australian Government Department of Health website or call the COVID Vaccine info line on 1800 020 080.  Online bookings for these clinics open on 19 March 2021.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine at the same time? 

SA Health advises that the recommended minimum interval between a dose of seasonal flu vaccine and a dose of either of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca) is 14 days either side of the flu vaccine.  For more information on getting vaccinated for COVID-19, visit the SA Health website.

For further assistance, please email Lindsay Sportmann, Wellbeing Consultant in the Safety and Wellbeing team at hsim.safetywellbeing@unisa.edu.au.