Immunisation – Childhood & Adult
Clocktower Medical Centre offers immunisations to children and adults We believe immunisation is the safest and most effective way to protect yourself and the community against potentially life threatening infectious diseases.
- All childhood immunisations are bulk billed.
- Medicare does not cover the cost of travel vaccinations, but your private health insurer may refund part of the cost.
All baby and childhood vaccinations are available at the practice and all children should be immunised against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, Meningococcal Type C, Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella and Hepatitis B. These vaccinations are a requirement for school entry in Victoria. Hepatitis A and Chickenpox vaccines are also available.
Adult immunisations and boosters are available including Hepatitis A and B, pneumococcal and influenza vaccines.
An annual Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for all people over 65 years of age or anyone with a chronic illness such as heart or lung disease including asthma or bronchitis or diabetes. (Influenza vaccine is supplied free by the Government for patients 65 years and older, as is pneumococcal vaccine).
Immunisations are available at the following times. To ensure your waiting time is kept to a minimum, a booking is required:
Monday 9:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
It is recommended that all patients who have been immunised wait on the clinic premises for 15 minutes observation.
If you present to the clinic for vaccination only, the visit will be either bulk billed or billed at the rebate amount.
This does not apply to employer/employee arrangements.
There is a charge for some vaccinations.
It is required to phone and book an appointment for immunisations and vaccines.
We hold specific clinics for Influenza vaccines generally from April. Clinic dates and times will be advertised in The Gippsland Times in the Public Notice section.