IMMUNISATION

The best care

Immunisation is a simple, safe and highly effective way of protecting children and adults from harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. It is estimated that vaccinations currently save up to three million lives worldwide each year.

Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to specific viral infections.

 

When a person is vaccinated, their body produces an immune response in the same way their body would after exposure to a disease, but without the person suffering symptoms of the disease.

When a person comes in contact with that disease in the future, their immune system will respond fast enough to prevent the person developing the disease.

 

Immunisation protects more than just one child’s health. Vaccinating a child will reduce the opportunity for that child to pass that disease on to another – especially young babies who cannot yet been fully immunised.

 

When levels of immunisation in a community are sufficiently high, the risk of specific diseases can fall so low that even those who are too young or too sick to be given a vaccine will not be exposed to it.

This communal or ‘herd immunity’ can save countless lives.

Rapid advances in the science of immunisation mean that modern vaccines are extremely safe, and serious reactions to them are rare.

MORE INFORMATION

Immunise Australia Program (Dept of Health) - http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/

Caring for you & your family

Immunisation is a simple, safe and highly effective way of protecting children and adults from harmful diseases before they come into contact with them. It is estimated that vaccinations currently save up to three million lives worldwide each year.

Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to specific viral infections.

 

When a person is vaccinated, their body produces an immune response in the same way their body would after exposure to a disease, but without the person suffering symptoms of the disease.

When a person comes in contact with that disease in the future, their immune system will respond fast enough to prevent the person developing the disease.

 

Immunisation protects more than just one child’s health. Vaccinating a child will reduce the opportunity for that child to pass that disease on to another – especially young babies who cannot yet been fully immunised.

 

When levels of immunisation in a community are sufficiently high, the risk of specific diseases can fall so low that even those who are too young or too sick to be given a vaccine will not be exposed to it.

This communal or ‘herd immunity’ can save countless lives.

Rapid advances in the science of immunisation mean that modern vaccines are extremely safe, and serious reactions to them are rare.

Schedule online. It's easy, fast and secure.

  • Facebook - Black Circle

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm

Sunday & Public Holidays - Closed