Health Support Program

Preparing the immune system for medical helps the body to adapt, and manage, supporting key nutritents, the right diet, and a healthy microbiome helps the body respond to medical interventions from a place of strength and resources.

This also helps to minimise the risk of side effects across the course of care.

Whether you are having one vaccine or a multiple-dose regime, we want the body to respond in the most favourable, healthy way possible. We know that all pharmaceutical treatments come with inherent risks to benefits, so supporting the body four weeks before and four weeks after allows us to proactively support the body through this process, so you can be healthier by choice.

 

When we understand how the body functions, we are in a better position to support health and in doing so support the body's adaptation to the injection of vaccine serums and their ingredients.

This program is an individualised, and is undertaken through a series of personalised Naturopathic consultations.

Through this program, you will learn about the functional aspects of health and immunity, and we will review your health from a holistic perspective in an individualised way.

Influenza | Meningitis | Pneumonia | Childhood 

Tetanus | Hepatitis | Travel | Giardasil | DTap | MMR | Chicken Pox

Diptheria | Whooping Cough | Rotavirus | Next: nCovid-19

Flu Vaccines | Travel Vaccines | Workplace Vaccines

The healthier you are when you

receive a single or series of vaccines,

the better your body will adapt.

The elderly and those with existing health or immune compromise, need extra support in the pre- and post- vaccine period.

This program can help.

Vaccines may make a person more infectious in the weeks after the injection, and may need extra support to adapt, clear and respond to the intervention, depending on their underlying health status, concurrent medications, environment, stress levels, nutrient status and more.

Be sure to write down the name of the vaccine you are booking in for, and ask for a copy of the vaccine insert paper, or look it up online. Know what the potential side effects are so that you can properly prepare, and seek medical support quickly should they occur. 

It is important to know that vaccines are generally not tested with double blind, placebo-controlled trials, they are tested against other vaccines, with no placebo or non-vaccinated control group. This is unusual for medication trials, but appears to be standard practice for vaccines. They also only seem to follow participants for 3-6 months, so long term effects are not measured.

It is recommended to be as healthy as possible in the leadup to undertaking the vaccine schedule.

Childhood Vaccines

Children now receive 40 vaccines by the time they are 4 years old,

46 vaccines by the time they are 15 years old,

& this number is increasing.

Holistic health support throughout this period is logical.

THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHEDULE

  • 8 vaccines at 2 months

  • 8 vaccines at 4 months

  • 8 vaccines at 6 months

  • 5 vaccines at 12 months

  • 7 vaccines at 18 months

  • 4 vaccines at 4 years

 

Supporting health proactively through the vaccine schedule in Australia helps children and adults adapt and respond to the purpose of vaccination - with improved immunity.

The Australian Vaccine Schedule as at 2019:

Vaccine Schedule - From <http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/national-immunisation-program-schedule>

Birth

    • Hepatitis B (hepB)a

2 months

    • Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)

    • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)

    • Rotavirus

4 months

    • Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)

    • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)

    • Rotavirus

6 months

    • Hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (hepB-DTPa-Hib-IPV)

    • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)

    • Rotavirus b

12 months

    • Haemophilus influenzae type b and meningococcal C (Hib-MenC)

    • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)

18 months

    • Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough)

    • Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV)

4 years

    • Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (whooping cough) and inactivated poliomyelitis (polio) (DTPa-IPV)

Age - Vaccine

10–15 years (contact your State or Territory Health Department for details)

    • Varicella (chickenpox) c

    • Human papillomavirus (HPV) d

    • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa)

12–18 months (In high risk areas) e

    • Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)

12–24 months (In high risk areas) f

    • Hepatitis A

6 months to less than 5 years

    • Influenza (flu)

15 years and over

    • Influenza (flu)

    • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV) (medically at risk)

50 years and over

    • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV)

Plan

  1. Book your Naturopathic appointment as far in advance of the vaccine schedule as possible, at least four weeks if possible, but any prep you do is better than none.

  2. Bring with you the Australian Vaccine Handbook (ask for one at your doctor or child health centre, or download from the website, and the vaccine inserts for the vaccines scheduled.

Some articles of interest:

COVID-19 VACCINES

Read more here.

IMPORTANT: Any views expressed on this page are not intended to be taken as medically directive information.  We encourage all individuals to research their own information into this topic and any other for the purpose of making informed choices in matters pertaining to health and wellbeing.   This is a topic that can get heated in the public domain, and it is important to realise that everyone wants the same thing -  for families and individuals to be as healthy, safe and protected from illness for themselves and their community as possible.