Immunisation is a safe and effective way of protecting you and your child against serious diseases.
Immunisation protects you from harmful diseases before you come into contact with them. It uses your body’s natural defences to build resistance to specific diseases. If you come into contact with that disease in the future, your immune system remembers it, and responds quickly to prevent the disease from developing.
After immunisation, you are far less likely to catch the disease you have been immunised against. If you do catch the disease, your illness will be less severe. Your recovery will be quicker than an unimmunised person’s recovery.
Our Surgery offers the free vaccines as funded by the Australian Government through the National Immunisation Program as well as a catch-up programme for any childhood vaccinations. People up to 19 years old get the recommended vaccines free under the National Immunisation Programme. This is if they did not receive the vaccines in childhood.
For a full list of the Government funded vaccines please click here
Our Doctors are able of offer advice and provide you with a prescription for other vaccines such as preventative health and travel vaccines.
Adequate vaccination is just as important for adults as it is for children. Some vaccines given in childhood need boosters to ensure they still offer protection and sometimes people miss having essential vaccines in childhood and so are not protected against specific diseases.
Our Doctors will be able to advise you on whether you need any vaccines.