Immunisations & Vaccinations
Our practice provides an immunisation service that includes:
- Childhood (National Immunisation Program),
- Seasonal (flu),
- Travel and
- Employment vaccinations (incl Hep B & tetanus).
We are also accredited to provide Yellow Fever and Q Fever vaccinations.
Yellow Fever Vaccinations
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Yellow fever can lead to serious illness and even death.
If you are travelling to Africa, the Caribbean, Central or South America, you should be aware of the risk of yellow fever virus transmission and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from infection.
Yellow fever vaccinations must be provided by an approved yellow fever vaccination clinic. These clinics will provide a vaccination certificate in the form approved and required by WHO. A single dose of yellow fever vaccine will provide life-long protection against the disease for most people.
Travellers should ensure they are vaccinated no less than 10 days before entering the yellow fever risk area, due to protection beginning 10 days after vaccination.
Q Fever Vaccinations
Q fever is an infection caused by Coxiella burnetii (a type of bacterium) and is almost always related to direct or indirect contact with animals such as cattle, sheep or goats, although a wide range of animals including cats, dogs and kangaroos may carry the infection.
Vaccination is recommended for:
- Abattoir workers,
- Farmers & stockyard workers,
- Shearers and wool sorters,
- Veterinarians and
- Those exposed to cattle, sheep, goats, camels, kangaroos &
- their products.
- COVID-19 Vaccinations
- Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevenar 13, Pneumovax 23): Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection. It is especially serious for young children and older people. It can cause pneumonia, bloodstream infection and meningitis (inflammation of the membranes around the brain).
Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from pneumococcal disease.
- Boostrix (Whooping cough vaccinations):
Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a serious disease of the airways. It can lead to pneumonia, brain damage and sometimes death.
It is especially serious for babies, but can affect people at any age.
Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect you from serious disease caused by whooping cough. It is given as a combination vaccine that protects against other diseases.
- Shingles (herpes zoster) vaccination: Shingles (also called herpes zoster) is the disease caused when the chickenpox virus reactivates.
Shingles can cause severe pain that can last for months.
Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from serious disease caused by shingles.