COVID vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 9 April 2021
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We are continuing to vaccinate our older patients and wish to inform that we are now taking bookings at the clinic for all over the age of 78 years old. The news overnight regarding the change in policy for those under the age of 50 should not affect this group at all. (Instead of AstraZenica…

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Covid Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 6 April 2021
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We continue to immunise our older patients and are presently working through our over 80 year olds. We have given over 300 shots now and have been pleased with the uptake. We understand that there is a long way to go and thankyou again for your patience. If you are 80 or over please ring…

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**** Flu Vaccination news****

By Dr. Philip | 31 March 2021
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We wish to announce that our first Flu Vaccination clinic will be on April 17th at the Foster Secondary School as a drive-through, similar to last year.(*) We will be open for bookings after 0900 tomorrow Thursday 1st April by ringing the clinic on 56822088. We are only taking bookings for this one day at…

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Foster Medical Centre Immunisation Update

By Dr. Philip | 30 March 2021
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*** We are now asking for all those over 80yo to ring and make an appointment for their COVID vaccinations at the medical centre.On the website health.gov.au there is a link to COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker which will quickly let you know which category you are in and where the nearest immunisation provider is. Foster…

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COVID Vaccination Update

By Dr. Philip | 24 March 2021
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Well, predictably, the start of this immensely complicated rollout has been difficult and delayed.   We wish to thankyou, readers, for not ringing and completely overwhelming our receptionists as happened to so many practices over the country this last week. Thankyou for your patience.  Patience will certainly be required this year; we have no doubt that eventually everyone will…

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COVID-19 Vaccinations and Flu Shots

By Dr. Philip | 15 March 2021
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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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COVID-19 vaccines -your questions answered

By Dr. Philip | 15 March 2021
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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

By Dr. Philip | 2 March 2021
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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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COVID vaccinations

By Dr. Philip | 25 February 2021
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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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