Med Centres Broadbeach and Pacific Pines provides vaccinations for patients of any age.
This includes government-standard vaccines and travel vaccinations to ensure you stay healthy on your next trip overseas.
Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to protect against many diseases.
Immunisation uses the body’s natural defence mechanism – the immune response – to build resistance to specific infections. When injected with a vaccine, the body produces the same immune response that it would following exposure to a disease, but without actually getting that disease. In the future, if the immunised person comes in contact with the disease the body is able to make an immune response fast enough to prevent the disease, or make it much less severe.
Vaccination not only protects individuals, but also protects others in the community by increasing the overall level of immunity in the population and thus minimising the spread of infection. This concept is known as ‘herd immunity’.
Australia has one of the most comprehensive, publicly funded immunisation programs in the world. The “National Immunisation Program Schedule” outlines the recommended vaccination schedule for:
- Babies and young children
- School-aged children
- Older Australians
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
As a result of Australian vaccination programs – many of which are government funded – many diseases, for example, tetanus, diphtheria, and poliomyelitis, do not occur now or are extremely rare.
For all matters concerning Childhood & Travel Vaccinations, contact our Gold Coast medical clinic in Pacific Pines today.