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#1 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:25 AM

hi there,

DS has his 8 weeks immunisations this week, and i was just wondering how much they cost? or are they free?

i havent been able to find any answers via google so i thought i'd ask all the knowledgeable EBers original.gif


#2 tinkster23

Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:29 AM

I've never paid, but it depends where you get it done. If you have it at a gp you may have to pay for the appointment. And they are due at 2 months, not 8 weeks. original.gif

#3 bakesgirls

Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:33 AM

As far as I have ever known they are free. You only pay for the Dr. consultation if they don't bulk bill.

#4 Monroe

Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

They're free. Unless your doctor doesn't bulk bill. Have a look on your local council website, ours is once a month on the first Tuesday.

#5 EmilyStrange

Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:36 AM

If you are having the immunisations done at by the community nurse, the council pays for them and it's free.  If you go to your GP or paediatrician, your child is eligible for a childhood immunisation allowance from Medicare which your GP/paed will bill (check that your GP actually does child immunisations first - some GPs won't have the vaccines on site).  You will be charged a consultation fee by the paed, or if your GP doesn't bulk bill.

I'm not sure about other states/territories, but in Victoria the "2 months" immunisations are done anywhere between 6-8 weeks of age.

#6 Guest_Hoggle_*

Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:47 AM

QUOTE (tinkster23 @ 21/03/2012, 01:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've never paid, but it depends where you get it done. If you have it at a gp you may have to pay for the appointment. And they are due at 2 months, not 8 weeks. original.gif

Yes but they are often done at 8 weeks. Here they do your check up at 8 weeks, not 6 and imms get done then.

#7 Chelara

Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:52 AM

In nsw they were done at 6 weeks, moved forward because of whooping cough, not sure if that's still the case. I went to my bulk billing gp and wasn't charged anything.

#8 Gerbra Girl

Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

We had them done at our GP. They are not a bulk billing practice but they do bulk bill for immunisations.

#9 Cranky Kitten

Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (Gerbra Girl @ 21/03/2012, 04:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We had them done at our GP. They are not a bulk billing practice but they do bulk bill for immunisations.

Mine was the same - doesn't normally bulk bill, but does for vaccination appointments

#10 Isolabella

Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:10 AM

We had them done at our GP. They are not a bulk billing practice but they do bulk bill for immunisations.

Ours too. All immunisations were Bulk Billed where normally they charge $75 per appt.

#11 Nobody Cool

Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:17 AM


Edited by AryaStar, 04 February 2013 - 06:23 PM.

#12 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE (Chelara @ 21/03/2012, 06:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In nsw they were done at 6 weeks, moved forward because of whooping cough, not sure if that's still the case. I went to my bulk billing gp and wasn't charged anything.

yeah they are still doing them betweeen 6-8 weeks because oh whooping couch. DS will be 7 weeks on thursday original.gif

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