We provide health services to children of all ages, from birth to adolescence. Your baby’s first visit to a doctor is one of the most important ones. Children's health services and Immunisations
6 Week Baby Check and 4 yr old preschool health check
Childhood Immunisation, under The National Immunisations Program
Catch Up Immunisation
Gardasil Vaccine (Against Human Papilloma Virus) For Both Boys And Girls
Meningococcal B Vaccine (Bexsero)
Australian Dept Health Guidelines Pregnancy is a time when you need to take extra care of yourself to ensure you and your baby remain healthy. If you are pregnant, these vaccinations are recommended:
Influenza If you have influenza during pregnancy, you are at much higher risk than other adults of complications and possible hospitalisation. Immunisation not only protects you but also your baby. Babies under 6 months are too young to be vaccinated themselves but are at high risk of serious complications if they catch the virus. The best way to protect your newborn baby against influenza is to get vaccinated during pregnancy.
The influenza vaccine is free for pregnant women and her partner as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP). It is also recommended that close contacts like grandparents are also immunised.
Whooping Cough is a serious disease for babies, and can be deadly. Vaccinating pregnant women is the best way to protect young babies against whooping cough. When you are vaccinated, your antibodies transfer from you to your developing baby. They receive protection from you when they are too young to be vaccinated themselves.
Whooping cough vaccine is recommended as a single dose between 20 and 32 weeks in each pregnancy. Whooping cough vaccine is provided at no cost for pregnant women through the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
These vaccinations are recommended for women who are planning a pregnancy:
Rubella (German measles) infection during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for your baby. If you are not already vaccinated against rubella, you should be vaccinated before you get pregnant.
Chickenpox (varicella) Chickenpox can be more severe in adults. If you are infected during the early stages of pregnancy it can also cause birth defects. If you are infected near to when your baby is born, it can cause severe infection in your baby.
A yearly flu vaccination is recommended for all healthy people to avoid the spread of the flu, however, groups such as pregnant women, children, 65+ year olds and those with chronic diseases are those most at risk. The symptoms of flu include onset of fever, headaches, aches and pains and coughing/sneezing - but can also cause death particularly to those at risk. Side effects of flu vaccine can include pain, swelling, minor allergic reactions and mild symptoms of the flu though the benefits of vaccination far outweigh these side effects.
A flu vaccination - or 'flu jab' - simply involves having an injection, given into the upper arm by a nurse or doctor and only takes a few seconds. The government makes these shots free to 65+ and some other at risk groups. Make an appointment at reception, when the 'flu jab' for that year becomes available.