Well child checks and immunisations

Childhood Immunisations

We are a family friendly service and our doctors and nurses are experienced with children and their particular health needs.

Well child checks and immunisations are an important preventative measure against illness.  They also help to check that your child is developing correctly and reaching various developmental milestones.

As well as checking your child’s physical and emotional growth, these sessions provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions such as difficulties with breastfeeding or sleeping.

We enjoy catching up with our young patients at the time of their 6 week, 3 month, 5 month, 15 month and preschool (4-5 year old) visits for immunisations and well child checks.

Please contact us to book an appointment with a nurse.

 

Influenza Vaccinations

Influenza – or the flu – is a virus that spreads quickly from person to person. Symptoms include fever, chills, aches, runny nose, a cough and stomach upset. It is much more serious than a cold and immunisation is your best defence.

You can get the vaccine or ‘flu jab’ here.  If you are over 65, pregnant or under 65 but have an eligible long term condition e.g. diabetes or heart disease, it will be free.  You can still get a nasty dose of flu even if you are usually fit and healthy, so if you’re not eligible for a free dose and you’d like to get one the cost is only $34.00.

The vaccine is usually available from late March until the end of July.  The earlier you get it, the sooner you’ll be protected.

Please contact us to book an appointment with a nurse.

 

Workplace Influenza Vaccinations

We also offer a work based flu vaccination service.  If you are a local business and offer your staff a flu vaccination each year, we can come to your premises to administer the vaccinations to a group of your staff.

Please contact us to discuss and/or book this service.

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