Immunisation (or vaccination) is an important public health measure which aids in the protection against a wide range of preventable diseases and infections which can cause significant sickness in individuals. Prior to widespread availability of immunisations many preventable diseases (such as Measles) could result in serious infections, disability or even death. As a result, immunisation and vaccination play a vital role in your health and that of your community.
Answering Your Questions
If you have any concerns about vaccinations we encourage you to discuss these with our friendly doctors who are happy to explain in detail the benefits and risks of immunisations.
Fortunately, as the vaccines have evolved, they are now safer than ever with minimal side effects and Australia has a comprehensive vaccination program which is free to Medicare card holders. All Government funded vaccinations are supplied free of charge at our clinic.
Even if you are not eligible for the Government funded vaccinations, in certain circumstances it is still recommended to get immunised, for example in preparation for travelling, if there is a newborn in the family, and/or you are working in the health profession.
Our immunisation service complies with Australian standards, and Turbot Street Medical Centre is fully accredited for the storage of immunisations and vaccinations. Our doctors are fully aware of the latest WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations for travel to any part of the world.
Annual Flu Clinics
Turbot Street Medical Centre runs yearly flu clinics, which our doctors highly recommend to all of our patients annually as the influenza virus changes every year. You may even be eligible for a free flu vaccine. Call us at the practice to find out more about what flu clinics we are running this year, and if you are eligible for a Government funded vaccine.
For more information on immunisations and vaccinations for travel, click here.