We are an approved COVID-19 Vaccination provider.
Since the introduction of immunisations, we have seen diseases that cause large numbers of children to die or develop physical or mental disabilities almost disappear. Children are immunised at 2, 4, 6, 12 & 18mths of age, then again at the age of 4 years. These immunisations cover 13 different infections.
Immunisations provide stimulus to the body, and this induces the child’s body to develop antibodies. The antibodies are like memory cells. These cells are stored in the child’s body and are recruited to fight a disease, should your child be exposed to that specific germ or illness.
The decision for parents to have their children immunised is a wise and good one; however, do come in and talk to our nurses or doctors if you have any reservations or to understand better why we immunise children.
Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones against harmful, contagious diseases. By becoming vaccinated, you are safeguarding the health of everyone around you, including future generations to come.
Before vaccinations were introduced and accepted by the general public, thousands of people, including children, were killed by diseases such as tetanus and whooping cough. We are now privileged enough to have outstanding healthcare systems in Australia that prevent and protect against such diseases.
Immunisation can limit the spread of disease within the community when enough people become vaccinated. The vaccine protects people at high risk of getting the disease, including those who aren’t vaccinated. Thus, even those too young or too ill to be vaccinated will not become infected. This process is commonly referred to as ‘herd immunity’ and plays a massive role in safeguarding entire communities.
At Eli Waters Medical Centre, we take healthcare seriously. When you visit our clinics, we will attend to all your needs. You can feel confident knowing that you are in the hands of trusted medical professionals.
If you feel unsure about immunisation or would like us to reassure you of the process, please contact our friendly team. We understand that those who are unfamiliar with immunisations may require extra assistance and we are more than happy to oblige.