All childhood (i.e. under the ages of 16 years) immunisation appointments at EBMG are bulk-billed and are given by our nurses after consulting with a GP. Immunisations can be given from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.
Immunisation from birth is highly recommended for all Australian children. The National Immunisation Program covers the cost of routine childhood immunisations.
Routine childhood immunisations help to protect your child against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal C disease, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type b, rotavirus, chickenpox, measles, mumps and rubella and influenza.
By law, there are particular immunisation requirements that your child needs to meet in order to go to childcare, kindergarten and primary school. These need to be recorded. So, parents, please remember to bring your child’s immunisation book with you!
Adults should also have routine immunisations including those which protect against influenza, pneumonia, tetanus, mumps, measles and rubella, shingles and whooping cough. You should check with your GP if you are unsure what is recommended given your age and clinical circumstances. Many but not all of the costs of vaccines are covered by the Australian Government.
Standard vaccines are kept in stock and generally need to be paid for. Your GP will also explain other health measures that are important for overseas travel, including malaria prevention and the prevention and management of traveller’s diarrhoea.