Environmental Health

For more information on any Environmental/Public Health issue, contact Council's Environmental Health Officer. All complaints are handled in strict confidence accordingly.

Food

Regular inspections are conducted of all food outlets within the Council area. Food handler courses are held periodically with a view of ensuring that all food handlers are accommodated accordingly. All food complaints are handled in strict confidence.

Public Swimming Pools / Spas

Regular inspections are conducted to ensure that all pools/spas maintain the 'Standards for the Operation of Swimming Pools and Spa Pools in SA'. The Public & Environmental Health Act applies in instances where these standards are not maintained.

Creosote Posts

As per the Environment Protection Authority's guidelines, the storage of treated creosote posts is not permitted within town centre zones. Storage of posts outside the town centre zones should be in a manner that does not result in offensive emission of materials and/or odours. The provisions of the Public & Environmental Health Act apply to instances where these guidelines are not adhered to.

Immunisation

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The Council itself does not provide immunisation as a service, but rather works in conjunction with the Wudinna Medical Practice to ensure children are immunised against illnesses such as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio and Hepatitis B. The following immunisation schedule provides a guide of the immunisations required at different stages of life:

 

Age

Disease Prevented

Birth

Hepatitis B

2 months

Hepatitis B
Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Poliomyelitis
Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis)
Pnuemococcal
Rotavirus

4 months

Hepatitis B
Diptheria
Tetanus
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Poliomyelitis
Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis)
Pnuemococcal
Rotavirus

6 months

Hepatitis B
Diptheria
Tetanus
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Poliomyelitis
Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis)
Pnuemococcal
Rotavirus

12 months

Measles/Mumps/Rubella
Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis)
Meningococcal C

18 months

Diptheria
Tetanus
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella
Varicella (Chicken Pox)

4-5 years or prior to school entry

Diptheria
Poliomyelitis
Tetanus
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

10-15 years

Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Diptheria
Tetanus
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Every 10 years throughout adult life

Diphtheria
Tetanus
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Indigenous
Over 50 years

Influenza vaccine

Over 65 years

Influenza vaccine
Pnuemoccal

70 years

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) 

This table has been updated from the National Immunisation Program Schedule (November 2016)

Wudinna District Council
PO Box 6, Wudinna SA 5652
Ph: (08) 8680 2002| Fax: (08) 8680 2296

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