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Information for the community – Updated 27 April 2022
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Family-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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Posted 2 Feb. 2022

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) has two dedicated family-friendly COVID-19 Vaccination clinics, as we help all children aged 5 and over to become COVID superheroes!

This includes a new location for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital clinic, which is now open at 77 King William Road, just across the road.

This service, along with the WCHN-operated Enfield vaccination clinic, will specialise in supporting our youngest vaccine superheroes to get their jab.

WCHN Chief Executive Officer, Lindsey Gough, said teams at both clinics are experienced in providing childhood vaccinations and have plenty of tricks up their sleeve.

“Children coming to Enfield or North Adelaide for their vaccine can expect a warm, friendly, colourful environment that will soothe any anxieties about having a needle,” Ms Gough said.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer a range of distraction techniques, from Virtual Reality goggles that take children on adventures to different worlds, to visits from our friends the Starlight Captains and Clown Doctors.”

“We know how stressful the COVID-19 pandemic has been for many families, but they can rest assured the Women’s and Children’s Health Network is here to support them with great care.”

There is no need to book distraction techniques in advance. If your child is feeling nervous on the day of their appointment, just let the clinic staff know on your arrival.

Vaccination Program lead, Sandra Bennett, says so far WCHN clinics have administered more than 5,000 COVID-19 vaccines to South Australian children aged 5-11.

“The response we’ve had from families has been amazing and I have been blown away by how brave so many children have been who want to roll up their sleeves and do their part,” Ms Bennett said.

“Our nurses are highly skilled in putting children and grown-ups at ease and having this new dedicated family-friendly clinic will make it even easier for families to have their children vaccinated.”

All South Australians aged five and over are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccination is the best way to reduce your child’s risk of becoming seriously unwell with COVID-19.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.

For more information about COVID-19 Vaccines for children, including how to book and helpful resources visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidvaccinechildren.

More information about the WCHN COVID-19 clinics can be found on this page: