Child’s Health

Children can experience a wide array of health concerns as they grow. Addressing these as early as possible will ensure that your child thrives! From preventative care to development and health checks, the Lotus Medical Centre in Brunswick will give your child the best healthcare possible.

Our doctors are compassionate, caring, and understand that a doctor’s visit may be a frightening experience for some children. Our child’s health department does everything possible to ensure your child’s comfort and wellbeing.

Childhood Immunisation

Immunisations will protect your child against many serious childhood illnesses, including:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chickenpox
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Meningococcal disease

Vaccines are essential. These diseases are severely unpleasant at best and can be fatal at worst. If you have any concerns about the vaccine’s safety, your doctor will walk you through the process and risks associated with vaccines to give you the peace of mind you need.

Our doctors administer most childhood vaccines as an injection in the arm or leg. In contrast, the rotavirus vaccine is an oral vaccine. Many commercial immunisation doses will contain vaccines against several diseases to lessen the stress of having to visit the doctor multiple times.

Six-Weeks Baby Check

The six-weeks baby check is the first postnatal check to assess your baby’s development and health. The assessment involves a thorough physical examination of your baby, as well as measuring their weight, length and head circumference. Your doctor will discuss the upcoming vaccination schedule during this meeting and administer the first round of immunisations.

Many GPs will also use this checkup to find out how you’re feeling as a new parent, both emotionally and physically. You should tell your doctor if you feel sad, anxious, or have persistent physical symptoms that may need attention.

Taking care of your child’s health is a vital step in helping them thrive. Whether it’s routine care or an emergency, the Lotus Medical Centre is here for you. Give us a call on (03) 9380 1588 to schedule an appointment today!