The City of Mount Gambier Council supports the provision of public immunisation sessions to assist in maintaining appropriate immunisation rates and health within our community. Immunisation sessions are hosted by Country Health Connect Health every second and fourth Wednesday of the month in City Hall. The public vaccination sessions provide for the vaccination of children in accordance with the Australian Immunisation Schedule free of charge and provide the opportunity for adults to be vaccinated under a user pay system. Appointments are necessary for the public sessions to ensure adequate resources are available. For information or bookings please contact Country Health Connect prior to attending the public session, on (08) 8721 1478 between 9:00am and 3:00pm (Monday to Friday).
‘Community sharps’ is the collective term given to the needles, syringes and lancets used by members of the community for the administration of medication. For example the treatment of diabetes, pain relief for arthritis or prevention of allergic reactions.
Best practice for safe community sharps disposal:
Environmentally friendly fibreboard sharps containers can be purchased in a various sizes from Council (fees apply).
A 24-hour accessible sharps disposal bin is available in the Cave Garden, outside the Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace (pictured below).
All sharps must be in a sealed and approved sharps container (AS 4031-1992 or AS 4939-2001) for disposal.
Single sharps disposals can also be made via fixed sharps containers in many of council's public toilet facilities.