Protect your baby against meningococcal B

Protect your baby against meningococcal B – now available on the National Immunisation Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants

Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious condition with young children more at risk. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged under 2 are at even greater risk — about 4 times higher compared with non-Indigenous children. For this reason, the meningococcal B vaccine is now covered under the National Immunisation Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under 2 years of age.

From 1 July 2020, the meningococcal B vaccine will be given at the same time as other routine baby vaccinations at 2, 4 and 12 months. An extra dose at 6 months is required for infants who have certain risk conditions.

It is important that all doses are given to ensure your child is protected.  Children who missed out can still get their meningococcal B vaccines up until they turn 2. If they receive their first dose before turning 2, they can complete the other doses even after turning 2.

The meningococcal B vaccine is safe and effective, but all medications and vaccines can have side effects. Babies who get the meningococcal B vaccine are more likely to develop a fever, so it is recommended that you give your baby 3 doses of paracetamol with each vaccination:

  • Dose 1 – 30 minutes before vaccination or as soon as possible afterwards
  • Dose 2 – 6 hours after the first paracetamol dose even if there is no fever
  • Dose 3 – 6 hours after the second paracetamol dose even if there is no fever

Talk to your health care worker, doctor or nurse about the vaccine or read  Vaccinate to protect your baby against meningococcal B.

See the National Immunisation Program schedule for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples from 1 July 2020.

Our New Extension is now open!

We are very excited with our modern new extensions. Our New Treatment Room, Podiatrist Room, New Doctor’s Room and our new landscaped garden are ready for use. Click here to see all our new rooms.

New extensions are almost complete!

Our additional treatment room, new staff room and additional allied health/nurse’s room are almost ready for patients.

It’s taken a while during these difficult times but we’re nearly there!

Practice Improvements Begin Soon!

The extension which will commence at the end of February will provide the practice with an additional treatment room bed, a new staff room and an allied health/nurse’s room.

The current staff room will be converted into another doctor’s room – in time to welcome Dr Alison Hanks.

We aim to keep the noise and disruption to a minimum, but we thank you in advance for your patience throughout this process.

The build is anticipated to take about 8 weeks.