Immunisations catch ups

What are catch-up immunisations?

Catch-up immunisations aim to provide optimal protection against disease as quickly as possible by completing the vaccinations recommended for a person.

Immunisation providers actively review a patient’s vaccination history and give the appropriate catch-up vaccines.

If a person has not received all the vaccines in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule appropriate for their age, plan and document a catch-up schedule.

Call your state and territory health department for assistance if required.

Who can get free catch-up immunisations?

People up to 19 years old, refugees and other humanitarian entrants of any age can get NIP Schedule vaccines for free. This is if they did not receive the vaccines in childhood.

For advice on catch-up immunisations for all people aged 10 to 19 years, and refugees and humanitarian entrants aged 20 years and over:

People over the age of 19 who have not received all vaccines may still benefit from a catch-up schedule; however this is not funded under the NIP. Some vaccines are funded under state programs.

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