Immunisations

Men’s Health

Vaccines at Doctors of South Melbourne

Whether getting protected for international travel, preventing your little one from catching whooping cough, or benefiting from the herd immunity effects of the seasonal flu shot, vaccines keep us all safe.

Naturally, our clinic stocks all childhood immunisations listed on the government-funded National Immunisation Program (NIP) and most vaccines required for travel or work.

Importantly, the doctors and nurses have a few distracting tricks for children wary of needles (which also work on grown-ups).

We also stock private, non-government-funded vaccines sought after by the community, such as those for:

Your GP will give you a prescription for any vaccines we don’t stock, which our nurse can administer once filled at your local pharamacy. Examples include the rabies vaccines for travel.

We don’t stock COVID immunisations.

What to Expect from Vaccination Appointments

Below is a summary of what you can expect depending on the vaccine you or your child needs. Please give us a call if you’re unsure which one applies to you.

Flu shots – 2024

Please book a 5-minute flu shot appointment online with our Practice Nurse or give us a call.

People eligible for NIP vaccines:

  • Cost of vaccine: Free (government-funded)
  • Nurse fee: $15 (no Medicare rebate)

Private flu shot (people ineligible for NIP vaccines):

  • Cost of vaccine + nurse fee: $30 (no Medicare rebate)

Baby’s 6-week check-up and immunisations

Please call us to book this appointment for your baby.

  • Duration: 30 minutes with your GP + 30 minutes with our nurse
  • Cost of vaccine: Free for people eligible for NIP vaccines
  • Consult fee: Standard fees apply (see our Appointments page)

During this appointment, the team will discuss additional vaccines you may want to consider for your baby. These vaccines have added costs.

If you’d also like a ‘Mother 6-week check-up’ appointment, please tell our receptionists, who can book for you.

Children’s immunisation appointments

Book online for vaccines on the NIP, or give us a call.

  • Duration: 15 minutes with our nurse
  • Cost of vaccine: Free for people eligible for NIP vaccines
  • Nurse fee*: $32 (no Medicare rebate)

Has your child been vaccinated overseas? To be able to enrol in childcare or school, their immunisation history needs to be uploaded into the Australian Immunisation Register and a catch-up schedule calculated.

Please call our friendly team, who can explain the process and applicable fees.

Travel, work, and private vaccine appointments

Please call us to book these appointments.

  • Duration: 15-30 minutes with your GP + 15 minutes with our nurse
  • Cost of vaccine: Varies depending on the type of vaccine
  • Consult fee: Standard fees apply (see our Appointments page)

Monkeypox vaccine

Please book an ‘Adult Immunisation’ appointment online or give us a call.

  • Duration: 15 minutes with our nurse
  • Cost of vaccine: Free for people eligible for NIP vaccines
  • Nurse fee*: $32 (no Medicare rebate)

Shingles vaccine (Shingrix)

Please call us to book as government supply is unpredictable. Our receptionists can also check to see if you’re eligible under NIP.

  • Duration: 15 minutes with the practice nurse if eligible under NIP. If you’re not eligible under the NIP, please make an appointment with a GP who can provide you with a prescription, which our nurse can administer once filled
  • Cost of vaccine: Free for people eligible for NIP vaccines
  • Nurse fee*: $32 (no Medicare rebate)

    Anyone getting a vaccine must wait 15 minutes after their appointment in the clinic’s waiting room to be monitored for very rare allergic reactions.

    Your GP will also update your vaccination history in your Australian Immunisation Register on the same day as your appointment.

    The City of Port Phillip administers government-funded vaccines completely for free to eligible people.

    * We waive the nurse fee if you’ve already paid to see a GP on the same day.

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