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  • Children Vaccines
  • Adult Vaccinations
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Travel Vaccines
  • Influenza/Pneumonia
  • Vaccines
  • Gardasil Vaccine

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides immunity to a disease. It is the most simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful disease before they come into contact with them.Since the widespread of the immunisation programmes worldwide, around 3 millions lives are being saved each year.

Immunisation provides protection for the individual, and at the same time reduce the risk of spreading the disease to the community. It has been one of the most significant human achievements to date.
Here at Halekulani Medical Centre we take your health very seriously.

We provide a full range of Childhood immunisations recommended by the NSW department of health. Our doctors and nurses can also advise you of additional vaccines that may be of benefit to you and your children.


​Baby Vaccines

We all want what is best for our babies. The best way of protecting the health of your baby and give them the best start in life is to make sure they have all the vaccinations on time.

Immunization can save your child’s life. Some diseases that once were have been eradicated and others are close to extinction, thanks to the advances of medical science and the implementation of an efficient vaccination programme.

Here at Halekulani Medical Centre we pride ourselves on having the health of your baby as our paramount goal. We follow the National Immunisation schedule and make sure your child has the maximum protections throughout all the stages of baby development.


Adolescent schedule (10 to 15 years, school programs)

Gardasil®9
Injections for HPV (human papillomavirus) (2 doses)

Boostrix®
A combined injection for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)


Adult Vaccines

For adults, it is as important as for children to stay up to date with immunisation calendar in order to avoid falling sick of diseases that are easily preventable.

Our doctors here at Halekulani Medical Centre have your health as their priority and will be offer you the vaccines that will benefit you to be protected.


15-49 years – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with medical risk factors

Pneumovax
An injection for pneumococcal


50 years and over – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Pneumovax 23®
An injection for pneumococcal


65 years and over

Pneumovax 23®
An injection for pneumococcal

A single dose is available for adults aged 65 years and over.


70-79 years

Zostavax®
An injection for shingles (herpes zoster)

A single dose is available for 70 year olds.

Until 31 October 2021, a single catch-up dose is also available for adults aged 71 to 79 years.


Pregnancy Vaccinations

Adacel® – Boostrix®
An injection for pertussis (whooping cough)

FluQuadri OR Fluarix Tetra
An injection for influenza (flu)


Travel Vaccines

The world is your oyster. Travelling has become a major pastime and a source of joy and happiness. It is always nice to travel abroad with family and friends to make all this amazing memories for years to treasure. But it is wise to make it safely.

One of the easiest ways you can prevent having a bad experience and protecting yourself and your family against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world is to get vaccinated.

Vaccinations can protect you against diseases such as Typhoid and Hepatitis A.

Doctors at Halekulani Medical Center advise all patients that are thinking of travelling to come and see us at least 8 weeks before the travel.

Some vaccines need to be given in advance to allow the body to develop immunity, and some need to be given in different doses over a period of time.

So if you are thinking of travelling abroad, call our friendly receptionist team and ask them for a traveling vaccination appointment.
Bring your travel plans along, and our doctors will advise you on the best health plan to protect your health while abroad.

However, some travel vaccinations are not covered by medicare and will incur a charge. Our friendly reception team will advise you on any charges that travel vaccinations incur.


Influenza/Pneumonia Vaccines

The influenza virus ( commonly known as the flu) is a viral disease that causes widespread illness every year. Influenza virus causes a very contagious infection of the airways and spreads easily from person to person through coughing, sneezing and close contact. It can affect people of all ages. People catching the flu can feel very tired and suffer from high fever, runny nose, muscle pains, sneezing, coughing, headache, sore throat…

It is usually not dangerous for most healthy people, but it can be devastating for some people. The virus can cause severe complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia, seriously impacting patients health that can result in hospitalization and sometimes it can even be deadly.

The influenza virus changes every year, and that is why the vaccine is adapted to the type of virus strain each season. That is why it is important to get the vaccine each year.

The doctors at Halekulani medical center are committed to keep patients as healthy as possible. We recommend all children over 6 months to be vaccinated.
It is especially important for patients over 65 to get vaccinated, to avoid devastating consequences.
Pregnant women are also advised to get the vaccine, as it will give them additional protection for them and their baby.

Please call the surgery and our friendly receptionist will be happy to assist you to book an appointment to get your shot.


Cervical Cancer Vaccine (HPV vaccine)

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and moist membranes of the body such as the mouth, throat, cervix or anus.
There are lots of different types of HPV, some of which can affect the genital area.

HPV infections are commonly spread during sexual activities involving genital contact. The virus can lead to diseases of the genital area, including genital warts, and cancers of the Cervix.
HPV vaccination can provide protection against cervical cancers.

Doctors at Halekulani Medical Centre can advise.