All childhood immunisations

It is important for all children in Australia to receive their childhood immunisations. Vaccines are safe and proven to be the best protection for children (and adults) against harmful infections and diseases. They use the body’s natural defense mechanism – the immune system – to build resistance to specific infections. Generally it takes about two weeks after vaccination for the immune system to respond fully. Through herd immunity we can protect those unable to be vaccinated due to their age or compromised immune system, eg. cancer treatment.

In the recent years anti vaccination movement, even though small, has had a very loud voice, especially in the social media. We urge all our patients, if they have any concerns or questions to come see their doctor, and not to consult with random people on Facebook who may have alternative motives in mind, (such as selling ‘alternative treatments’) but who do not have the best interest of our patients’ children at heart.

For more information on vaccine safety go to: https://beta.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/about-immunisation/are-vaccines-safe

Vaccines for babies and young children are funded under the Department of Health’s National Immunisation Program.

In Australia, babies and children are immunised against the following diseases:

If at any time you have any questions or concerns regarding childhood immunisations, please feel free to speak to your doctor. For more information go to:

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/immunisation-for-babies

Our practice offers Bulk-billing to both new and existing patients holding a valid Medicare card with no out-of-pocket cost for standard consultations from Monday to Friday

You Can Now Book Your Appointments Online

Pakenham Family Health uses an online booking system for appointments. To get started, simply click on the “Book An Appointment” button below and select your dates and GP.

Alternatively, if you have any other questions, please call our reception office during our business operating hours and our staff will attend to your queries.

For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on 13 7425.

Monday
8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday:
8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday:
8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday:
9:00am - 1:00pm
Public Holidays:
9:00am - 1:00pm
  • In the event of an emergency, please call 000 for an ambulance. For medical assistance outside of our business hours please contact our Medical Deputising Service on: 13 SICK (13 74 25)
  • Call : 1300 7425