Vaccines immunise us against diseases by stimulating antibodies to fight that disease. They do this without actually infecting us with the disease. We can assist you with a number of vaccinations.
Whether you’re travelling for business, leisure, to visit family, or in search of adventure, it’s important to get the appropriate vaccinations before you leave.
Some vaccines are mandatory, and you will have difficulty crossing borders without proper evidence of them. If you are travelling to Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America, you may be visiting a part of the world impacted by yellow fever. Many countries – including Australia – won’t let you in if you have recently visited a yellow fever area without a World Health Organisation vaccination certificate. The yellow fever vaccine is safe and lasts ten years.
Others, while not mandatory, are recommended to keep you well while you travel. Depending on where you’re travelling, and what shots you’ve had in the past, these might include Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Rabies and Cholera.
For more information about travel vaccination please contact us via our contact form.
Vaccinations immunise your child against harmful and potentially life-threatening diseases. They also help stop the spread of disease to family, friends, and the community at large. It is highly recommended for all children from an early age.
The recommended childhood immunisation schedule protects against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, pneumococcal, meningococcal C, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), rotavirus, chickenpox, measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).
The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends flu vaccination for anyone in an “at-risk” group. This includes anyone over 65, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 50, pregnant women, anyone who lives or works at an aged care or other institutional care facility, or anyone aged six months and over with a medical condition that can lead to complications from influenza, such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes.
The flu vaccine does not protect against all strains of influenza. Rather, the strains of influenza that are expected to be most active during the upcoming flu season are selected and developed into a vaccine. This means the composition of the flu vaccine changes every year. For this reason, if you are in an at-risk group, it is advisable to get vaccinated every year.
Get Your Shots
If you need to book an appointment for vaccinations, please call us on 03 84006061 or get in touch via the contact form.