Childhood and Travel Immunisations
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
The following groups are eligible for free government supplied seasonal influenza vaccine:
- 65 years of age and over
- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
- Indigenous people 15 years of age and over
- Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- Any person 6 months of age and over with a chronic condition predisposing to severe influenza illness that requires regular medical follow-up or hospitalisation such as:
- cardiac disease
- respiratory disease including severe asthmatics
- kidney disease
- impaired immunity
- neuromuscular disease
Please contact our receptionists to discuss as there may be some additional costs associated with the procedure despite the vaccine itself being supplied free of charge.
At Health e Medical Centre we are very aware that for some children (and their parents), injections and childhood immunisations can be a stressful time. Our lovely nurses are highly trained and skilled at dealing with these situations and will do their best to put everyone at ease! Please do not hesitate to talk to our receptionists or the nurse beforehand if you are in any way concerned.
In Australia the childhood immunisation schedule runs from birth to 4 years of age. Click here to see the full immunisation schedule.
These immunisations are bulk-billed at Health e Medical Centre.
Pneumonia Vaccine is available free of charge to all patients aged over 65 years.
Meningococcal Vaccine is available free of charge to all children and young adults aged under 19 years.
Varilirix (chickenpox) vaccine is available free of charge to children aged 18 months. This childhood immunisation can be administered after that age, however please note there will be a charge associated with the procedure.
Hepatitis B vaccines are available free of charge to 10 – 13 year olds who have not received a primary course.
All travel medicine requires an initial consultation with your doctor to determine which vaccines are required for your particular destination.
Health e Medical Centre is an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination centre and most vaccinations are held on site at the practice and can be given at the time of appointment.
To make an enquiry regarding immunisations or to make an appointment, please call our Geelong West Medical Centre on 03 5223 9999.