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Child immunisations

Jo Burchett  is an  Accredited Nurse Immuniser who is able to answer any queries relating to childhood and adult immunisations and provide immunisations as required.  Please be aware that immunisations will be booked in with a doctor as well as Jo due to Medicare billing requirements.

We also provide immunisations for high school students who do not wish to have their vaccinations at school.  

The current immunisation schedule recommended by Victorian Department of Health can be found at: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/immunisation/immunisation-schedule-vaccine-eligibility-criteria/immunisation-schedule-victoria

You can also access your childs immunisation records through the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register here:http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/provider/patients/acir/

Flu vaccines

Flu Vaccines become available in March each year. We encourage those with chronic disease or working or caring with elderly, chronically ill or young children to seek vaccination. It is also recommended that Over 65's receive a yearly vaccination for influenza. The Federal Government provides influenza vaccine free for all those over 65 years of age and aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the age of 55, and those with complex chronic diseases that may be at risk if they contract influenza.

Lister House Medical Centre also runs an Influenza Immunisation Program for businesses and will provide vaccines to your staff in the workplace. Please contact Jo Burchett at the clinic to discuss how the program works and the costs involved.

Other vaccines

There are other vaccinations recommended for specific age groups and patients with particular health concerns. The Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for all persons over 65 years of age as well as all Aboringinal and Torres Strait Islanders over 55 years of age. There are also vaccinations recommended for persons.  People who fall in the following categories should discuss recommended vaccinations with their doctor.

- Have had a splenectomy
- Has Asthma or other chronic respiratory conditions.
- Immunosuppressed patients or relatives living with immunosuppressed patients.
- Have had a bone marrow transplant
- Have had an organ transplant    
- Health care / sanitary workers
- Those planning a pregnancy, and 
- Those planning to travel overseas (see below)                           

The Victorian Spleen Registry provides Information on health management as well as recommended vaccinations for those patients with asplenia. https://spleen.org.au/VSR/VSR.html

Travel vaccines

If you are planning a trip overseas we recommend you make an appoinment with a GP to discuss what vaccinations you shall require. Alternatively, Jo may be able to assist you with enquiries.  We have most routine overseas vaccinations in stock.  Some vaccines will require a prescription or referral to a specialist travel vaccination clinic.   Please be aware that if you are planning to travel it is advised to have your vaccinations no later than 2 weeks (1 month recommended) before you depart to allow immunity to build up. 

Travel Advice, including vcaccinations, can be found at The Smart Traveller website: http://smartraveller.gov.au/ and also the Holiday Traveller website:http://travelvax.com.au/holiday-traveller?gclid=CLOH2_7OvbsCFU1QpAodxykAKA