Vaccination fact sheets
information on each vaccine
National Immunisation Schedule:
Booking childhood vaccines:
Please note the timing of your child’s vaccination is very important. Your child must have turned the required age that the vaccine is scheduled. If you make an appointment before your child has turned the age the vaccine is due they may not be eligible and you may have to return at a later date – Please call 8272 8266 and speak with our nurse if you are unsure when your child is due and they will be happy to help you.
You may be eligible for a FREE government funded INFLUENZA VACCINE at Hughes Clinic – see below criteria
We encourage everyone who can receive the flu vaccine to get it. Your best defence against the flu is vaccination!
Flu vaccine appointments – BULK BILLED
During the busy flu vaccine months of April/May we provide extra appointments as “flu vaccine appointments” – these are short appointments and are bulk billed. They are for flu vaccine only. If you have other concerns then please book a standard appointment instead. If you do not meet the criteria for a free government funded vaccine (see below) there will be a small fee to purchase the vaccine.
Please call the clinic on 8272 8266 for more information and to book your “flu vaccine clinic” appointment (we cannot book these appointments online).
Free government funded Influenza vaccines
Free seasonal influenza vaccine is funded for the following groups at higher risk of complications from influenza:
- Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age
- People aged 65 years and over (They receive a different vaccine – it is specifically designed to produce a higher immunse response)
- all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions, including:
- cardiac disease, including cyanotic congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure
- chronic respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe asthma
- other chronic illnesses requiring regular medical follow up or hospitalisation in the previous year, including diabetes mellitus, chronic metabolic diseases, chronic renal failure, and haemoglobinopathies
- chronic neurological conditions that impact on respiratory function, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and seizure disorders
- impaired immunity, including HIV, malignancy and chronic steroid use
- children aged 6 months to 10 years on long term aspirin therapy.
- all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over
- pregnant women
If you are travelling overseas you need to make sure you have had the required travel vaccines – you don’t want to get sick while you are away. Please make an appointment to see one of our GPs about 6 weeks before your trip (but better late than never).
See the below website for more information: