We offer a range of vaccinations to keep you and your family safe and protected.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination click here
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
1. 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.
2. Childhood vaccinations
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.
3. Yearly flu (influenza) vaccinations
Flu Vaccination is now available at DPV Health Medical Centres.
The best protection against getting the flu is the influenza vaccine, and all children, teenagers and adults at risk of serious illness from influenza should have an annual flu vaccine.
Who should get a flu shot?
Annual immunisation against the flu is available for everyone over 6 months. Anyone at risk of complications from flu should be vaccinated.
You can get your flu and covid-19 vaccinations at the same time.
Flu vaccination can also be administered during other consultations with your preferred general practitioner. If you are coming into DPV Health to receive your COVID-19 booster, you can also receive your flu shot at the same time.
Who is eligible for a free flu shot?
The Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program provides a free flu vaccine to eligible people, including:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and older
- all children aged between 6 months and 5 years
- people aged 6 months and older with certain health conditions (such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and asthma)
- people aged 65 years and older
- pregnant women (at any stage of their pregnancy).
Click here to download the latest eligibility criteria for the flu vaccination 2022
How much will cost for non-eligible clients?
For non-eligible clients, private flu vaccination is available for $20.
4. 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.
5. Travel vaccinations
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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