We offer a range of vaccinations to keep you and your family safe and protected.
What is vaccination and immunisation?
Some people wonder about the difference between vaccination and immunisation. Vaccination is when a vaccine is given to you (usually by injection). Immunisation is what happens in your body after you have the vaccination.
The vaccine stimulates your immune system so that it can recognise the disease and protect you from future infection. That means you become immune to the disease.
Types of vaccinations offered at DPV Health
National Immunisation Program Schedule (NIP)
The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood. We offer our patients immunisations in accordance with the NIP.
Children and adolescents are vaccinated against many diseases. Before vaccinations were invented, these diseases caused death or serious disability.
If a person aged under 20 has never been vaccinated or has not completed their vaccinations, they can receive a catch-up vaccination schedule for free.
Yearly flu (influenza) vaccinations
An influenza vaccine protects you against the flu, an illness that can be serious. The vaccination reduces the risk that you will catch the flu, and also reduces the risk of serious illness if you do catch the flu.
It is especially important to get the flu vaccination if you are elderly, young, pregnant, or in a high-risk group.
Everyone aged six months and over can get an annual flu shot and benefit from its protection.
Vaccinations for seniors
Some illnesses, such as pneumococcal and shingles, can be very serious for older people, sometimes resulting in hospitalisation and death. Immunisations can prevent these illnesses.
A vaccination can protect you and your family from disease when travelling outside Australia.
Some regions of the world have diseases that Australians are not included on the NIP. Specific vaccinations are recommended, or may be mandatory, when travelling to specific countries or regions.
DPV Health provides immunisations for hepatitis A & B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, yellow fever, meningococcal, typhoid and measles, Visit us for vaccinations before you travel.
Make an appointment to discuss which vaccinations you may need before your trip. It is best to see a doctor 6 to 12 weeks before you travel.
Bulk billing is available. All fees are set by individual doctors. Please enquiry about the fees at the time of making an appointment.
Medical services for refugees and asylum seekers are at no cost to the patient.
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