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Children’s Health & Immunisation

The early years of a child’s life provide the foundation for future health, development and well-being. A positive start in life helps children reach their full potential, while a poor start increases the chances of adverse outcomes.

Kareela Village Medical Centre has priority appointments for children with acute medical problems, and offers health checks and childhood immunisations.

Specific Children’s Health issues covered include:

  • Paediatric coughs, colds and infections
  • Baby & childhood vaccination schedule
  • Infant feeding, growth and weight checks
  • Childhood behavioural issues
  • Paediatric and adolescent health care
  • Preschool checks
  • Childhood obesity management

Children’s Immunisation

Immunisation from an early age is highly recommended for all Australian children. Having your child immunised helps to protect them from the most serious childhood infections, some of which may threaten their lives.

Immunisation is also good for you and your child because it stops infectious diseases spreading in the community. Sometimes, immunisation can get rid of these diseases completely, as in the case of smallpox.

The National Immunisation Program provides the routine childhood immunisations recommended for all children in Australia, free of charge. Some groups are more at risk than others in the community and may need extra vaccinations. The Victorian government funds some extra vaccines from time to time.

As part of Kareela Village Medical Centre’s commitment to patient preventative care, our centre provides children’s immunisation service.