Children’s Health2018-09-29T05:17:30+00:00

Children’s Health Richmond & Abbotsford

Your family is in the safest of hands with Yarra Medical, experts in children’s health.

Yarra Medical provides a comprehensive range of children’s health services including childhood immunisations and health checks. Your children are in excellent hands with our GPs and referrals to specialists are available if needed

Many of our doctors have a particular interest in children’s health and have completed additional training. To see a list of our doctors and their interest areas see our staff page.

Parenting Resources

Yarra Medical has put together a selection of parenting resources that parents may find useful. These links are for general advice only, please see our full disclaimer for these resources.

  • Australian Parenting Website has some great resources and information for all stages of your child’s development. It’s especially helpful in the care of babies and infants, including breast feeding, starting solids and sleep settling techniques.
  • Kids Health Info Fact Sheets (RCH) provides top quality up to date health information for parents of older children, with lots of resources relating to child and adolescent medical conditions.

Childhood Immunisations

The doctors at Yarra Medical can provide all your child’s immunisations in accordance with the Victorian Immunisation Schedule. For a current list of these immunisations please click here. If your child has an underlying medical condition or is at increased risk of disease they may require additional immunisations.

Childhood vaccines are generally safe but before seeing your GP it’s important to familiarise yourself with the pre-immunisation checklist and the list of possible side effects of the vaccine by clicking here.  Fact sheets addressing commonly held concerns regarding vaccination have been developed to assist vaccination providers and parents. Pleas click here to view.

Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

Yarra Medical is a fully computerised clinic and electronically will send all of your vaccinations at the clinic through to Medicare to be updated on your personal immunisation register. Our doctors can slos advise you on any catch up vaccines that may be required.

Side Effects and Adverse Events

Side effects or adverse events following any immunisation can be reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration by calling the Adverse Medicine Events Line on 1300 134 237 or lodging a report online at the TGA website via the ‘report a problem link’. You can also report adverse events to your doctor, hospital, health centre or to your state and territory health authority.