Position Vacant!

Casual Receptionist We are looking for a friendly, motivated and, ideally, experienced person to join the top team of receptionists we have at Foster Medical Centre. Must be able to work between 0800 and 1830 weekdays as well as some Saturday mornings. Please forward resume to Heather Byrne at 97 Station Rd Foster, or office@fostermedical.com.au…

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POSITION VACANT

Casual Receptionist We are seeking a friendly and motivated person to join our reception team. Must be available to work between the hours of 0800 and 1830 weekdays and some Saturday mornings. Previous reception experience preferred. Please forward resume to Heather Byrne, 97 Station Rd Foster 3960, or office@fostermedical.com.au

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COVID vaccine for the under 12s?

Talking to a friend the other day, I was asked the question ‘Is it really necessary to vaccinate young children?’  She followed, with a mother’s tenderness ‘After all, Henry has only been in this world for such a short time.’ Indeed, this is such a fine balance. While more than 90% of the adult population and…

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Let’s talk about boosters.

Foster Medical Centre Mirror Article for November 10 Booster shots are now available to all people who have had their second dose at least 6 months ago. We have plenty of vaccines and plenty of availability. So why a booster?  The vaccines we have in Australia (AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna) are extremely effective at preventing…

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Mirror Article 27/10

It was fabulous to see all the joy in people at the end of lockdown in Melbourne. Our city friends have endured onerous restrictions for so long and many will never recover from the hardships that the lockdown caused. Overall their (and our) adherence to the rules have bought us time, allowing vaccinations to reach…

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Toora Vaccination Session

On Tuesday 26th October (tomorrow week) we are opening up a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination session from 2pm at the Toora Medical Centre Hopefully this will enable those for whom transport is difficult to be vaccinated closer to home It will be open for either first or second doses To make an appointment, please ring the…

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Mirror article 13/10

The heading to last weeks article referred to the quiet optimism surrounding the opening up again of lockdown (as well as to the increase in warm weather and daylight savings!) We all feel that and yet there is also a growing apprehension in medical institutions like hospitals and medical centres that we are about to…

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“I want a Medical Exemption for the Vaccine”

We have had a number of people ask for this. To be very clear. Foster Medical Centre will NOT be writing certificates for medical exemptions except in the extraordinarily rare circumstances listed in https://www.health.gov.au/…/atagi-expanded-guidance-on… These are safe and effective vaccines. There are very, very few people who are medically exempt.

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How do I get my Vaccination certificate?

This is a question we (and our receptionists in particular) are getting bombarded with. The answer is to go to your myGov account or set up an Express Plus Medicare app. The link https://www.health.gov.au/…/covid-19-vaccines/certificates will help you navigate this. This next link https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/…/how-get-proof will help get proof online and answer questions like what to do…

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Mirror article for 6/10

The cases in Traralgon and subsequent lockdown there illustrate again how difficult it is to contain the delta variant. It is only a matter of time before it is amongst us and could be already…(the difficulty in writing an article days before it is out!). Certainly the daily numbers seem large and yet the case…

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