Children’s Immunisation

Children’s Immunisation

At Bulleen Plaza Medical Centre we are very aware that for some children (and their parents), injections and childhood immunisations can be a stressful time. Our lovely nurses and doctors are highly trained and skilled at dealing with these situations and will do their best to put everyone at ease! Please do not hesitate to talk to our receptionists or the nurse beforehand if you are in any way concerned.
In Australia the childhood immunisation schedule runs from birth to 4 years of age. Click here to see the full immunisation schedule.
These childhood immunisations are direct billed to Medicare at Bulleen Plaza Medical Centre:
Meningococcal Vaccine
Meningococcal Vaccine is available free of charge to all children and young adults aged under 19 years.
Chickenpox Vaccine
Varilirix (chickenpox) vaccine is available free of charge to children aged 18 months. This childhood immunisation can be administered after that age, however please note there will be a charge associated with the procedure.
Seasonal Influenza (flu)Vaccination
Children aged from six months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots.
The flu shot will reduce your child’s risk of influenza (flu), minimise the spread of flu and protect vulnerable groups including babies too young to receive the vaccine, those medically at risk and those with weakened immune systems.
Please contact our receptionists to discuss as there may be some additional costs associated with the procedure despite the vaccine itself being supplied free of charge.
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B vaccines are available free of charge to 10 – 13 year olds who have not received a primary course.
Contact Bulleen Plaza Medical Centre should you have any questions.