Children’s Vaccinations & Paediatrics, Gold Coast

From infants, children, to adolescents, we deliver specialised care your child needs.


We are committed to giving your children the best start in life possible with the best care we can offer. From checkups to vaccines and more, we give your child the specialised care they deserve.

Coolangatta Medical Centre for Your Child’s Healthcare Centre:

We are committed to help give your child a healthier start in life. With checkups, therapy as well as vaccines and more, Coolangatta Medical Centre delivers many services and programs in Gold Coast to help keep you and your family healthy.

Our Children’s Health Care Services

Vaccines prevent common diseases that can seriously harm infants, children and adults. Many diseases such as measles and whopping can put your children’s life at risk. Vaccines will help your child develop better immunity that can prevent these diseases and worsening their symptoms.

Vaccinations :

As stated by the National Immunisation Program, Australia aims to increase national immunisation coverage to help reduce the risks of diseases that can be prevented by vaccination, most especially children’s vaccination. At Coolangatta Medical Centre, we offer many vaccines available and proven to help with your child’s immunisation and stay protected against childhood diseases and more. For more inquiries, please consult with your paediatrician or call us at (07) 5599 1400.

Children and babies in Australia are immunised against the following diseases:

Diphtheria is a type of bacteria called Corynebacterium diphtheria. When caught, it releases a toxin, or poison that infects your upper airways, and sometimes skin; causing a membrane to grow across the windpipe leading to suffocation and death

Haemophilus influenzae type B also known as Hib, is a disease caused by bacteria called H. influenzae. These can lead to various types of infections. Some can be mild like ear infections, while others can be serious like bloodstream infections, meningitis, cellulitis (skin infections) and many others.

Infectious and bloodborne, Hepatitis B is a contagious disease spread by bodily fluids from infected people. This can affect people of all ages and can damage the liver causing serious abdominal pain and dark urine. 


Measles is a highly contagious disease, spread by droplets when an infected person coughs and sneezes. When caught, it can cause a red rash and fever. This can lead to more serious symptoms and highly affects non-immune people of all ages.

According to the CDC, about 1 out of 10 people can be carrying Meningococcal disease. This is an illness caused by a bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. These illnesses can be deadly and can lead to infections of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) as well as the bloodstream. 

Mumps is an airborne virus spread through coughing or sneezing. It commonly causes puffy cheeks and tender, swollen jaws. This is a result of swollen salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides referred to as parotitis. Other symptoms include: fever and headache.

Ranging from ear and sinus to pneumonia and bloodstream infections, a pneumococcal infection can lead to long-term problems to even death. The infections are caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae also known as pneumococcus. Young children and older adults are at an increased risk versus other age groups.

Polio is a viral infection that disables your body and can lead to paralysis and even death. The disease spreads by infecting your throat, intestines, and often appears in flu-like symptoms that eventually spread to your brain and spine.

The rotavirus is a very contagious type of virus that can cause diarrhoea. Within 2 days of exposure to the virus, it can cause fever, vomiting, and for almost a week of diarrhoea which can lead to dehydration. 

Also known as German Measles or Three-Day Measles, Rubella is a contagious virus that can lead to a mild illness with symptoms such as a low-grade fever, sore throat, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.

A bacterial infection caused by Clostridium tetani, Tetanus creates toxins in your body that cause severe muscle spasms, especially in your neck and jaw (also known as lockjaw). Around 1 in 10 people who get the disease will die from it, most especially babies and older people who are at the highest risk.

Most commonly occurring towards infants, whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection that causes a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like a "whoop".

Paediatrics Care:

It’s important to give your children a healthier start by giving them what they need as they grow and looking out for any signs of developmental delay or conditions. The GP’s are here to identify and share recommendations for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, oppositional behaviours, anger issues, sleep disorders, learning difficulties, language disorders, tics and Tourette's Disorder, anxiety and depression, and a range of other conditions.

Paediatric Allergists & Immunologists are doctors who specialise in allergic conditions affecting babies and children and including common conditions like food and environmental allergies. You may be referred elsewhere to one of these doctors if needed.

Occupational Therapy is a type of program that helps children achieve their developmental milestones. These include fine motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination. This is achieved by involving and educating parents and carers to ease the child’s normal development and learning. You may be referred elsewhere to one of these occupational therapists if needed.

Paediatric Speech Pathologists are speech therapists who diagnose and treat children with a range of language, social and learning issues. Through interaction and play-based activities, they ensure assessment in a child-friendly and interactive environment to identify any signs of speech or social issues. You may be referred elsewhere to one of these speech pathologists if needed.

Improving your child’s nutrition quality can benefit their growth and development in many ways. Paediatric Dietitians use evidence-based practice to help children and their families to achieve better nutrition outcomes. Through medical history, food and sensory preferences, we can help your child experience nutrition quality in practical ways. You may be referred elsewhere to one of these dieticians if needed.

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Clinic Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 8:30am – 2.30pm
  • Sunday 9:00am – 12.00pm
  • Public Holidays – Please call the centre for more information.

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Find us at 91 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD

Restricted Bulk Billing

Did you know that GP Management Plans, Reviews and Health Care Assessments for Chronic Disease management are bulk billed.

Please check with your GP if you are eligible.

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The doctors are here to help give your children a healthier start in life. At Coolangatta Medical Centre, we prioritise your child’s health by delivering the best care possible. To book your appointment in our clinic at Gold Coast, call us at (07) 5599 1400.

Areas We Serve

Coolangatta Medical Centre services many local communities on the Gold Coast as well as Northern NSW. If you live in or nearby the following suburbs, Coolangatta Medical Centre is easily visited from the location:

  • Tweed Heads
  • Bilinga
  • Tweed Heads South
  • Cobaki Lakes
  • Tweed Heads West
  • Tugun

Payment Methods:

Full fee upfront is payable on the day of your appointment and will be processed with a credit/debit card token provided at the time of booking.

Medicare rebate is processed for you on your behalf by the administration team and will go back into the account that you have nominated with Medicare within 24 to 48 hours. For more information about Medicare rebates, see our FAQs page.

Out of pocket fee is the amount of money that you will be out of pocket after Medicare has processed your rebate.

Other Medical Services We Offer

Coolangatta Medical Centre services many local communities on the Gold Coast as well as Northern NSW. If you live in or nearby the following suburbs, Coolangatta Medical Centre is easily visited from the location:

To see more of our medical services, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are many ways your child can get vaccinated:

  • Doctor’s Clinic
  • Immunisation Clinics
  • Local Councils
  • Community Child Health Nurses
  • Hospitals 

For more inquiries, call us at (07) 5599 1400.

While vaccinations may give side effects, they are oftentimes mild and short-term. These are the possible symptoms that may occur: 

  • Redness  soreness or swelling on the injected area
  • Mild fever
  • Being irritated or unsettled

You may consult with your paediatrician to know more about infant, child, or adolescent vaccines and how to care for any side effects should they occur.

While legislation does not make immunisation mandatory, a child’s immunisation status may be requested by early childhood services or upon enrollment. Should your child have any immunisation history, you may verify this with a letter from a recognised immunisation provider or show an official immunisation history statement that is up to date and issued by the Australian Immunisation Register.


According to the Department of Health and Aged Care, vaccines protect your child from the most serious childhood infections. Others may even require more vaccines. It’s important to consult with a paediatrician about your child’s specific needs and learn how routine childhood immunisations can help them in their different life stages:

Hepatitis B (usually offered in hospital)
2 months (can be given from 6 weeks of age)
4 months
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal
6 months to less than 5 years
6 months
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
12 months
Meningococcal ACWY Measles, mumps, rubella, Pneumococcal
18 months
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox (varicella) Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)
4 years
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio

Visit us Today

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday 8:30am – 1pm
Sunday 9am – 12pm

PH: (07) 5599 1400
91 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD


Visit us Today

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12pm
Sunday 9am – 12pm

PH: (07) 5599 1400
91 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD