COVID-19 Vaccinations and Flu Shots

At the Medical Centre and at medical centres all over the country, a power of work is being done readying ourselves for the COVID vaccination of our communities.  As you will be aware through the popular press, there have been supply problems and the rollout is a little behind schedule. This cautious approach in our…

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The vaccines are coming – Prepare to bare arms

Very soon now, the national rollout of the Astra Zeneca COVID19 vaccine will reach us in Foster. Since this nasty bug was first identified just over a year ago, the miracle of the development of a safe and effective vaccine is a real gift to the world. In a couple of weeks’ time the Easter…

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COVID-19 vaccines -your questions answered

Tuesday, 16 March, 6.00 – 7.30pm Attend in person or stream online Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre What is mRNA? Why are there two vaccines on offer? What’s the difference? What does herd immunity mean? How long will the rollout take? Are the vaccines safe? As Australia begins to rollout the COVID-19 vaccines, we are…

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Government COVID-19 vaccination information

Released 19 February 2021 COVID-19 vaccination decision guide for frail older people, including those in residential aged care facilities – from the government This decision guide is to help a person who is frail or very old, including those living in residential aged care facilities (and their substitute decision maker), make an informed decision about…

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As promised, the second part of the two-part series

Part 2 – Its generally complicated – what you need to know about all of those ‘little pricks’  There are many vaccines and keeping track of them all is difficult. This week’s article described the main ways in which germs make people sick and how the vaccines to protect us from them are made, and…

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COVID Vaccinations

The next big phase of the pandemic will be the vaccination of the population against COVID-19. This is what we have been waiting for! It provides our best chance of living more freely, more like pre-pandemic times, by helping to prevent death and serious illness from COVID-19. The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination is imminent.…

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Change in COVID status

Dear Friends and Patients, As you will be aware the COVID situation has changed again. This communication is to update you on how the situation is evolving in the state, particularly Gippsland. Gippsland Cases X 1 Confirmed case in Leongatha Primary and Secondary Contacts isolating / quarantining and being monitored by the Gippsland Public Health…

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Dealing with lockdown

A friend said that life is a little in grey monochrome at present. It certainly is. The colour and vibrancy of normal life is harder to find and we are only half way through this lockdown. On the positive is the fact that at present the strategy seems to be working and certainly the numbers…

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2020 COVID news posts from the archive

Who would have predicted last year that we would all be wearing facemasks and becoming immune to pictures of empty Melbourne city streets under an 8pm curfew, patrolled by police and soldiers? There is little doubt that we are in for a long and painful haul back to a new normality. The numbers remain high…

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