Our Practice offers all immunisations ranging from 6 weeks old through to the annual flu and shingles vaccine. This includes the four year old immunisations and the 'Healthy School Check'.
The Shingles Vaccine is for those aged 70 years and a catch up dose between the ages of 71-79.
Vaccinations such as the influenza and Whooping cough are available for pregnant women. Influenza Vaccination should be done in the third trimester (between 28 and 32 weeks) or as soon as possible coming into the flu season regardless of which trimester they are in to ensure the best protection against the flu. Both Influenza and Whooping cough can be given to pregnant women at the same time but only in their third trimester.
Adults who have been immunised as children may also need a booster dose to maintain immunity from certain diseases such as whooping cough, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Year 10 students are able to be given their vaccinations through the school Immunisation program. Young adults between the ages of 15 and 19 through their doctor can be given their vaccinations.
Travel Vaccinations are also available. If you are unsure of what vaccinations are need for the country you are visiting please book an appointment with your doctor.
According to the Queensland Government there are many benefits to immunisations.
Immunisation is a simple and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain diseases. They are recommended for people at certain ages or life stages and for these who may be at increased risk.
Immunisation works by triggering the immune system to fight against certain diseases. If a vaccinated person comes in contact with these diseases, their immune system is able to respond more effectively. This either prevents the disease from developing or reduces the severity.
Immunisations not only protects your own family, but also others by helping control serious diseases in our community.