1022 Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Hurstbridge, VIC 3099
Immunisations are an extremely important tool in preventing serious illnesses. The Australian Government provides vaccines for free for certain groups including children, teenagers, people over 65 and over 70, new parents, indigenous patients. There are also some vaccines that are highly recommended but are not free for everyone, eg influenza, Bexsero (meningococcal B). Our nurses are highly skilled in administering vaccines. They are also able to work out a catch up schedule if you have missed out on routine immunisations for any reason. If you have any questions or concerns related to routine immunisations, please make an appointment to discuss this with your GP.
We are an accredited Yellow fever immunisation clinic and can provide all your travel medicine advice and immunisations. The type of immunisations you may require depend on destination, age, past vaccines, and your health. Please book an appointment at least 6 – 8 weeks prior to travel to discuss your individual requirements and allow time for any immunisations to be administered and become effective. Some vaccines may require more than one injection.
Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted via mosquitos. It can be very severe, and even fatal. It is recommended for any person >9mo who is travelling to an area of high risk. GPs are required to undertake specialised training in order to administer Yellow fever vaccine as it is a live vaccine, and is contra indicated in certain individuals, and can cause serious adverse effects. A special certificate is provided upon administration of a yellow fever vaccine.
Some other examples of travel immunisations that might be required include hepatitis A, rabies, typhoid, cholera, and influenza. Make an appointment to speak with your GP about travel immunisations and other precautions or treatments you may need to stay safe and well whilst abroad. We also recommend checking the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Smart traveler website for country specific advice regarding safety, security, local laws and health and to register your travel plans in case of emergency.
Immunisation prior to travel is particularly important for your health and safety. Some countries require certification of immunisation prior to entry, for example if entering a country after travelling to an area with Yellow fever.