Immunisations protect children (and adults) from harmful infections before coming into contact with them in the community. Immunisations use the body’s natural defensive mechanisms, the immune response, to build resistance to specific infections.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to have an open discussion about this with our Practice Nurse or one of our GPs.
Why are immunisations important?
Immunisations protect children against many serious diseases which children can be exposed to in the community. All childhood immunisations are available at our practice. Call our receptionists today to make an appointment to get your child immunised.
For more information visit health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation.
Are immunisations safe?
This can be difficult, but influenza affects the lungs more often than does the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, fatigue and cough are more common. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Although antibiotics don’t help these viral infections, it is still a good idea to contact your doctor and make an appointment, as it could be something more serious or treatable.