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At Brooke Street giving vaccines to babies, children, adolescents and adults is part of every working day. We stock all of the scheduled vaccines for childhood, overseas travel and seasonal vaccines like influenza.
Vaccines work by giving you “immunity from disease”. Immunity means protection. When we get sick with an infectious disease, our immune system usually produces protective “antibodies,” which keep us from getting the same disease again. But getting sick is no fun, and it can be dangerous or even fatal.
Vaccines are made with the same bacteria or viruses that cause disease, but they have been weakened or killed – or only parts of them are used – to make them safe. Our immune system produces antibodies, just as it would after exposure to the actual disease. This means we will develop immunity in the same way, but without having to get sick first.
We want you to feel really comfortable when it comes to having a vaccine or bringing your children for one. Our Doctors and Nurses will always explain which vaccines they are giving you, why you need them, how much they cost (remember vaccines on the National Schedule are free) and what type of side effects might occur.
We will always respect your decision not to have a vaccine and ensure that you understand
*For children under 16yrs with a current Medicare card.
what to do if you or your child becomes unwell and are unvaccinated. It is important to remember that choosing not to vaccinate is not a risk free decision it’s just a decision to take a different type of risk.
If you have questions regarding vaccines or being immunised please feel free to make an appointment to discuss this with a doctor or nurse. Alternatively you may call and ask to speak with a nurse over the phone. Our nurses are qualified immunisers and happy to discuss your queries.
We have also provided some links to other sites that you may find helpful and informative.The Victorian Immunisation Schedule
Mon: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tues: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Wed: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Thur: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sun: 10:00am - 12:00pm