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Children's Vaccinations & Health Checks

Health Assessments & Vaccinations For Babies & Children

All Australian infants and children should have regular health checks to ensure normal development and detect any health problems as early as possible.

Children's Vaccinations & Health Checks

Health Assessments & Vaccinations For Babies & Children

All Australian infants and children should have regular health checks to ensure normal development and detect any health problems as early as possible.

Children’s Health Checks

In general, parents should take their children for check-ups at:

     //  Birth
     //  1-4 Weeks
     //  6-9 Weeks
     //  4 Months
     //  6-9 Months
     //  12-18 Months

//  Birth
//  1-4 Weeks
//  6-9 Weeks
//  4 Months
//  6-9 Months
//  12-18 Months

After 12-18 months, children should be taken for check-ups once per year to ensure continued good development and health.

Over the course of your child’s check-ups, a series of gentle tests and assessments allow us to pay special attention to the development of your child. We take measurements of height, weight, and head circumference, along with response tests of their eyes, ears, heart, lungs. The doctor also checks for skin and birthmarks and discusses general safety measures such as being sun smart, and avoiding injuries and poisons.
 
These check-ups are independent of illnesses. Even if your child is healthy, routine check-ups should still be performed as part of their overall preventative health care. If your child is unwell, however, you should make an appointment with your doctor immediately.
 
We recommend that you take your child to see the doctor after the age of 1. We are proud to offer a full-scale medical practice located in the same building.

Childhood Vaccinations

Immunisations are highly recommended for all Australians. Immunisations create immunity to (protection from) many of the most serious diseases, many of which can otherwise threaten their lives. The Australian Government provides all routine vaccinations to its citizens free of charge.
 
Some routine vaccinations for children include:

     //  Chickenpox
     //  Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP)
     //  Hepatitis A
     //  Hepatitis B
     //  Hib

     //  Human papillomavirus
     //  Influenza
     //  Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
     //  Meningococcal
     //  Pneumococcal Disease (PCV)

     //  Polio
     //  Rotavirus
     //  Meningococcal B disease (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders)

//  Chickenpox
//  Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP)
//  Hepatitis A
//  Hepatitis B
//  Hib
//  Human papillomavirus
//  Influenza
//  Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
//  Meningococcal
//  Pneumococcal Disease (PCV)
//  Polio
//  Rotavirus
//  Meningococcal B disease (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders)

Most vaccinations are given as an injection in the arm or leg and may contain one or several vaccinations at the same time. These combination injections help to reduce the overall number of shots your child needs.  
 
Vaccinations are given at various childhood ages. Ask your doctor about setting up a vaccination schedule. Many vaccinations are required by law for your child to attend child care, preschool, and primary school. These immunisations must be current and up to date. Certain at risk children may be recommended other vaccinations.  

Children’s Vaccination Risks & Concerns

Some parents may express concerns about vaccinating their children. The components of vaccination are highly weakened or killed and are unlikely to cause any serious problems. Some vaccines may cause mild reactions like soreness, but serious health issues are extremely rare. Immunizations continue to be the best prevention of deadly and contagious diseases.
 
At King Street Medical, our doctors take the time to answer any and all questions about your child’s health and vaccinations. Call us today or book your appointment online.

Arrange your appointment. You’re only 5 minutes away from a beautiful smile.

Where To Find King Street Medical Warrawong

King Street Medical is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

We have plenty of parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.