Immunisation is a way of preventing infectious diseases. Immunisation uses your body’s natural defence mechanism, the immune response, to build a resistance to specific infections such as Whooping Cough, Measles or Polio.
If you have been immunised and you come into contact with that disease, your immune system will respond to prevent you developing the disease.
All our nurses are approved and accredited vaccinators within public health system. This process ensures that nursing staff are currently competent and up to date with vaccination procedure. They are also experienced in vaccinating both children and adults.
Booster vaccines for Tetanus and Diphtheria are recommended at ages 45 and 65 years and after any wound.
A Booxtrix vaccines includes Tetanus, Diphtheria & Whooping Cough and are recommended if your vaccinations are not up to date and where you may have contact with new or un-immunised children. (E.g Pregnant women, new parents or grandparents.)
You will be required to wait 20 minutes after all immunisations.
Flu vaccinations are available from March through to August.
These are free for patients over 65, patients with chronic conditions and certain illnesses. If you do not qualify for a free flu vaccine there is a charge of $30.00.
Please feel free to call one of our nurses to find out if you qualify.
Childhood immunisations are done at various stages of a child's development.
The Six week immunisation requires an appointment with your Doctor for your baby’s six week check. You will need to book an appointment directly after with the nurse for immunisations.
After the immunisation you will be required to wait in the clinic for 20 minutes.
We appreciate that injections are probably one of the most feared aspects of a visit to the medical centre.
We are skilled at this and intend to make it as pain free as possible.
We began using Family Doctors at Smales at the request of a client, location was the biggest issue for our client so Family Doctors solved this issue because of location.
We have found dealing with Family Doctors meets our current needs, we are now using Family Doctors for additional services and these are being met well. We would recommend Family Doctors for the location, access to medical help and ease of use with staff.