Westwood Medical Centre | Immunisations
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Child Immunisations

 

We provide all scheduled childhood vaccinations at no cost to holders of Medicare Cards. The Practice Nurse at Westwood Medical Centre is an immunisation accredited provider and the centre maintains up to date with changes to the National Immunisation Program Schedule and vaccination standards.

 

Babies are currently immunised against Hepatitis B at their hospital on the day of their birth. Scheduled vaccinations are due at 2 months, 4 months and 6 months of age, and then at 12 months, 18 months and 4 years of age.

 

For more information about child immunisations and support payments please visit:

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/immunising-your-children
www.immunise.health.gov.au

  • Hepatitis B (hepB)
  • Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, Inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)
  • Rotavirus
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b and Meningococcal C (Hib-MenC)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) and inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (DTPa-IPV)
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) (to be given only if MMRV vaccine was not given at 18 months)
  • Hepatitis B (hepB)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa)

Adolescents receive vaccinations primarily via their schools but catch up vaccinations can be provided at the surgery for any missed vaccinations in the school program.

At Risk Groups

 

Our centre is also able to provide vaccinations for at risk groups. Enquires can be made though our practice nurse.

  • Influenza (flu) (people with medical conditions placing them at risk of serious complications of influenza)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) (medically at risk)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in high risk areas)
  • Hepatitis A (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in high risk areas)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (medically at risk)
  • Influenza (flu) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people medically at risk)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV)