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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Message from the health department“We understand your staff are likely to receive lots of questions about the Covid 19 vaccine. We encourage you to refer them to the Covid-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080 or by email at covidvaccineenquiries@health.gov.au

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There is a lot of understandable interest in when the COVID-19 vaccinations will arrive for distribution locally and we are getting many enquiries at the Medical Centre. At this stage we have not been informed and, although we predict that this situation will change in the very near future, we ask for patience. Please try…

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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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Our respiratory clinic is now running in the morning only. Please continue to socially distance, wear a mask, and get tested if you develop symptoms of COVID-19.

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Foster and Toora Medical Centres As Father’s Days go, this one wasn’t one filled with good news on the COVID front. It wasn’t a great surprise that the government extended lockdown measures, as the numbers had yet to be consistently low enough on their modelling to free us up a lot so we were somewhat…

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“Victoria’s path out of coronavirus lockdown involves us sticking to the plan – even if it isn’t perfect” – Dr Aaron Bloch Please have a read of the informative ABC news opinion article here.

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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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