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Childhood Vaccines

Childhood Vaccinations

The Queensland Immunisation Program Schedule

Birth Hep B - Hepatitis B (birth does administered within 7 days of birth)
6 Weeks Infanrix Hexa - Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepB, polio, Hib

Prevenar 13 - Infant pneumococcal

RotaTeq - Rotavirus (age limits apply)
4 Months Infanrix Hexa - Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepB, polio, Hib

Prevenar 13 - Infant pneumococcal

RotaTeq - Rotavirus (age limits apply)
6 Months Infanrix Hexa - Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepB, polio, Hib

Prevenar 13 - Infant pneumococcal

RotaTeq - Rotavirus (age limits apply)
12 Months Priorix or MMR11 - Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Menitorix - Combination of Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) and  Meningococcal C

 
18 Months Priorix Tetra - Combination of MMR and Varicella  - chickenpox
Year 8 Hep B - Hepatitis B

HPV - Human Papillomavirus (offered in school catch up program)

Varicella - chickenpox (offered in school catch up program)
Year 10

Boostrix/Adacel - Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis
 

HPV (Boys only)

Please make an appointment to see one of our Doctors for all your vaccination needs including:

  • Childhood Immunisation
  • Baby health checks
  • School-base catch up immunisation
  • Childhood travel vaccinations and advice
 

Other Vaccines availble onsite


· Chicken pox
· Cholera
· Hepatitis A
· Hepatitis B
· Influenza
· Japanese Encephalitis
· Malaria Medications
· Meningitis
· MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
· Pneumococcal
· Polio
· Q Fever
· Rabies
· Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping cough
· Typhoid
· Yellow Fever
· Altitude advice

 
 

Q-fever Vaccine

 

What is Q Fever?

 

Coxiella burnetii more commonly known as Q Fever is an illness caused by the bacteria spread to humans from infected animals. It is mainly spread from animals to humans through:

  • inhalation of infected particles,
  • ingestion of infected animal products:
    • milk
    • urine
    • faeces and
    • contact with birth products eg. placenta.

Thankfully, person to person spread of infection is rare.

 

According to the Q Fever register cattle, sheep and goats are the main reservoirs for infection in Australia. However animals do not show any signs or symptoms nor do they get sick and there is no way to detect Q Fever in animals. Pre-screening and vaccination are vital to ensure immunity from Q Fever infection in humans, and this service is readily available here at Brisbane City Doctors.

 

Q Fever can manifest in three ways:

·         Asymptomatic or a brief/unremarkable illness

·         Secondly Acute Q Fever

·         Chronic Q Fever

 

40% of people who are exposed develop Acute Q Fever which typically appears in 2 - 3.5 weeks post-exposure and can last up to 6 weeks. Symptoms include:

o    fever

o    chills

o    sweating

o    headache

o    myalgia

o    nausea & diarrhoea

o    weight loss

o    blurred vision

 

10-30% of the population who are positive for Acute Q Fever go on to develop Chronic Q Fever. It is more common in individual’s with certain pre-existing conditions and the most common form of Chronic Q Fever is endocarditis. However patients may suffer from persistent infections occurring in their liver, brain or bones. QFS (Post Q Fever Fatigue Syndrome) may develop in patients who suffer from an "Acute" attack of Q Fever resulting in illness for up to 10 years. The most common symptom is the incapacitating fatigue which is crippling and life altering.

 

People at High Risk of Q Fever:

  • Abattoir workers
  • Animal transporters
  • Farmers
  • Shearers
  • Stockyard workers
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary nurses
  • Veterinary students
  • Agricultural staff and students
  • Laboratory personnel handling organic matter for veterinary sample testing

 

Prevention of Q Fever:

·         A once off vaccination which causes the body to produce its own protection against Coxiella burnetii (Q fever). At Brisbane City Doctors we have stock on hand for your convenience.

·         Before receiving the vaccine, a skin test and blood test is required to ensure that exposure to Q Fever or vaccination in past has occurred. All of which is included in your Q Fever appointment here at Brisbane City Doctors and is included in the fee.

·         Registration with the Australia Q fever Registration is complimentary at Brisbane City Doctors and we complete a pre-screening questionnaire for your safety.

 

If you require any further information, please contact us at Brisbane City Doctors.




 

  

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