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Vaccinations

We can administer childhood immunisations and a wide range of travel vaccinations everyday. All vaccinations require an appointment with the doctor.

Childhood Immunisation

The immunisation schedule for children undergoes frequent minor changes, as new vaccines become available and as further government funding of vaccines becomes available.

  • Combined measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox vaccine is now scheduled at 18 months.
  • Pneumococcal vaccine. The pneumococcus bacterium is one of the most common causes of middle ear infection, pneumonia and meningitis in children. This vaccine covers many strains of pneumococcus and is now free for 2, 4 and 6 month old babies. A pneumococcal vaccine is also available for adults at 65 years of age or to any adult with significant health conditions, including diabetes and cardiac lung disease.
  • Meningococcal C vaccine is available free for children aged 1 to 5 years.
  • Boostrix. Another vaccine recommended for all young adults is a whooping cough booster combined with tetanus and diphtheria booster (Boostrix). The majority of cases of childhood pertussis (whooping cough) are contracted from an infected adult relative or friend. To combat the problem of the low level of adult immunity to pertussis a shot of Boostrix in Year 7 is provided at the scheduled school program.
  • Hepatitis A and B. We also recommend that all children be vaccinated against Hepatitis B before adolescence. Hepatitis B is highly infectious and is transmitted by contact with infected blood or saliva and can be transmitted sexually in adults. Hepatitis B vaccination has been included in the infant immunisation schedule since May 2000. If your child was immunised prior to this date, a course of 2 Hepatitis B shots over a 6 month period is provided at the scheduled school program.
  • Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine. This vaccine will prevent up to 70% of cases of cervical cancer. This is also provided on the scheduled school program, otherwise it is available on prescription.

The full NSW Immunisation Schedule [ from 1st July 2013] (125kb PDF).

We are able to give Year 7 vaccinations if they have been missed at school.

Travel Vaccinations

To find out more about healthy travel, vaccinations and health alerts visit smartraveller.gov.au. You will also find information on travelling with Medications and how to get help overseas.

Hunters Hill Medical Practice holds a comprehensive stock of travel vaccines. These include:

  • Adult diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio;
  • Measles, mumps and rubella;
  • Both hepatitis A & B individually or combined (Twinrix);
  • Typhoid;
  • Mencevax provides short term protection against various strains of meningococcal disease;
  • Yellow Fever;
  • Cholera.


Please make an appointment with your doctor at least a month prior to your departure to any tropical or third world country. This will allow enough time to plan an appropriate vaccine schedule, as well as provide advice about avoiding malaria, cholera and common sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

For the latest news about vaccinations and availability at HHMP, please see our Latest News