Childhood Immunisation & Flu Vaccines

Childhood Immunisation & Flu Vaccines

Childhood Immunisations

We provide all routine childhood immunisations in line with the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. The reason infants receive multiple vaccinations, is because their immune systems are immature and take longer to build effective antibody resistance.

For patients concerned about any immunisation risks, we provide a thin but informative booklet detailing numerous evidence-based studies addressing common myths and concerns. There is currently a higher risk of pertussis (whooping cough) and german measles outbreaks, due to a lack of understanding and education about personal and community safety from routine immunisations for life-threatening diseases.

Annual Flu Vaccines

There are usually 2 annual influenza seasons around June-July and October-November. Hence we provide annual influenza vaccination from March onwards each year. As each synthetic vaccine contains 4 inactive viral strains, best protection is obtained by receiving immunisation for 4-5 years in a row, resulting in antibody immunity to the latest 16-20 viral strains. Hence an immunised person has greater resistance to any new viral strain, and this is important in years when unforeseeable dangerous viral strains appear. Recent studies have shown that post-infection antiviral medicines such as tamiflu and relenza have limited curative value.

Patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions are entitled to a government funded flu-vaccine (free of charge). All other patients are charged $25 per vaccine. Appointments may be made for vaccination at any time throughout the year.