Staff Wellbeing Program offering Free Flu VaccinationsWellbeing

Book your appointment now

Important Information: Influenza (flu) Vaccination for all UniSA Staff in 2022

Protect yourself and your community this flu season

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our highest priority.  With all the recent focus on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it's easy to forget about the importance of an annual influenza jab.   Over the COVID-19 period there has been lower exposure to influenza coverage compared to previous years.  With borders reopening, health experts are predicting a possible resurgence of influenza in 2022 so being vaccinated against it is even more important.  

In conjunction with the UniSA Health Medical Clinic and Bupa, the UniSA's Wellbeing program is once again providing all staff (including casual staff) the opportunity to book a free four (4) strain influenza (flu) vaccination.

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.

We are encouraging all staff to consider booking an appointment as soon as possible.  All staff will be provided with a flu vaccination certificate, and all flu vaccines will also be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.

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.

UniSA Medical Clinic flu vac booking link 

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

If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please do not book in at the City West flu vaccination clinic.

6, 8, 12, 21, 27, 29 April, 4 May

101 Currie Street – (AU3 Foyer)

5th, 6th April, 10 May

City East – UniSA Health Medical Clinic B5-09 (Brookman Hall)
7, 12, 20, 27 April

Mawson Lakes – GP2-33 & GP2-38 (General Purpose Building)

13, 21 April

MM3-20A & MM3-20B (Minerals and Materials Building)

18 May

Magill – H2-18 (Amy Wheaton Building)

2, 17 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 from your local contacts in April to book your appointment at your local chemist.  For more information, please contact Tracey Granger via email, whyallaassist@unisa.edu.au and Jan Discianni in Mt Gambier, jan.discianni@unisa.edu.au.

Over 65’s government vaccines will not be available at Staff Flu Clinics - over 65's are still eligible for the free UniSA funded FluQuadri vaccine, however those wishing to have the Fluad Quad vaccine (recommended for over 65's) under the government program will need to book in for an appointment with their regular GP.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

ATAGI advises that the flu vaccine can be administered on the same day as the COVID-19 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.