Women’s Health Vaccinations Broadbeach

Offering the very best in women’s health and medical services, Gold Coast Women’s Health is your one stop solution for quality women’s health vaccinations in Broadbeach and Gold Coast wide.

We offer advice, information and vaccinations for the following:

Gardasil

This is a vaccine against certain strains (6, 11, 16, and 18) of human papillomavirus (HPV). The strains targeted are known to be key in the development of HPV-related cancers and genital warts. HPV-related cancers include cervical, anal, penile cancer.

This vaccine is now part of the vaccination programme in schools for girls and boys aged 12-13. The vaccine has been available since 2007 and initially was offered to all females up to the age of 26. This programme has helped reduce the number of cases of genital warts and hopefully with time there will be a significant reduction in cervical cancer numbers.

If school vaccinations have been missed due to illness/absence on the day of injection, they can be provided free of charge during that school year. If this opportunity is missed the vaccine is available privately. The vaccine is also available privately to anyone over the age of 13. A full vaccination course consists of 3 injections at 0, 2, 6 months.

Our advice currently is to continue with the Pap smear screening programme even if you have had Gardasil vaccinations.

For more information regarding this vaccine please see the following website or come in to discuss with one of our doctors - www.hpv.health.gov.au - there are great factsheets on this website for students and parents.

Hepatitis Vaccine

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can be caused by numerous different viruses - hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, G - or alcohol, some chemicals, and some drugs.  We are able to vaccinate against hepatitis B and in Australia this vaccination is included in the childhood vaccination programme.

Hepatitis B vaccination - hepatitis B is spread via infected body fluids - blood/vaginal fluid/semen. Vaccination should be considered by health care workers, tattooists, body piercers, men having sex with men, IV drug users, travellers to regions where hepatitis B is endemic, individuals with lowered immunity, anyone planning to adopt a child from overseas, sexual contacts and household contacts of someone with hepatitis B. A combined hep A/hep B vaccine is available, however there is currently no vaccination for hepatitis C.

Vaccines and pregnancy

Flu vaccine

Vaccination against influenza is usually available in Australia from mid-March each year. All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy are eligible for a free flu vaccine and encouraged to take this up. The reason for this is that pregnant women have been shown to be more vulnerable to complications from influenza virus and may become seriously unwell with the virus.

Whooping Cough

Our doctors will discuss current recommendations for whooping cough vaccination. These recommendations are topical at present, due to a recent increase in the incidence of the illness .

Rubella

 Rubella infection during pregnancy can be harmful to the developing baby. It is recommended that rubella levels are checked, and a booster provided well before pregnancy, whilst the woman is still using adequate contraception. A booster cannot be given during pregnancy.

At Gold Coast Women’s Health, we pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive women’s health vaccinations in Broadbeach. To find out more about our services, please call our friendly team today on 07 5539 9344 or alternatively, make a booking using our 24/7 online booking system.

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