Stage 2a of the Rollout starts

By Dr. Philip | 2 May 2021
Posted in

As of Monday May 3 we will start immunising people over the age of 50 with the COVID vaccine, in line with stage 2a of the National Rollout. And we have now for the first time opened up a day (Thursdays) on the online booking HotDoc service! So you can make an appointment one of…

Full article...

Foster Medical Centre Vaccine news

By Dr. Philip | 25 April 2021
Posted in

Our second of possibly 5 Saturday flu clinics went ahead on Saturday and another 200 or so people were vaccinated. Thankyou again to our helpers and to everyone for being so on time! We are accepting bookings through the reception at FMC for any over the age of 65 for the remaining clinics. For those…

Full article...

Is AstraZenica vaccine really safe or not?

By Dr. Philip | 22 April 2021
Posted in

by Adjunct Associate Professor Priscilla Robinson, Department of Public Health, La Trobe University The news about the AstraZenica (AZ) vaccine has been full of ‘It’s safe, but look someone just had a dangerous clot! It’s safe but look someone just died!’ kinds of headlines. We know that many people are really confused and a little…

Full article...

COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Dr. Philip | 22 April 2021
Posted in

The clinic continues to vaccinate at a rate of approximately 200 a week all those over the age of 70 and all others in stage 1b of the rollout. (For details of eligibility we again refer you to the health.gov.au website and search eligibility). As discussed last week, when the rare side-effect of ‘Thrombosis (clotting)…

Full article...

Flu Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 19 April 2021
Posted in

We had a successful first Flu Clinic outside the High School’s Gymnasium on Saturday and for once the weather was pretty kind for us! Last year it seemed as if flu clinics attracted some of South Gippsland’s wildest weather and we are hoping for a better run this year.Thankyou all that helped on Saturday and…

Full article...

News Flash!

By Dr. Philip | 13 April 2021
Posted in

We have bookings available for the COVID vaccine tomorrow-and the next few days- and encourage anyone in stage 1b (over the age of 70 or people with a chronic disease over the age of 50, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults 55 and over) who wants the vaccine to book in straight away.You can…

Full article...

Covid Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 13 April 2021
Posted in

We are now asking patients over the age of 78 yo to ring and make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination. In this last week there has been a lot of news about the AstraZeneca vaccination and the probable association with a rare side-effect, specifically ‘Thrombosis (clotting) with Thrombocytopenia (low platelets) Syndrome’, (or TTS). The rate…

Full article...

Flu Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 13 April 2021
Posted in

The Flu season this year is very likely to be different to last years-that is the most likely prediction. Getting vaccinated should remain a priority. The best time to get vaccinated is in late April/early May as this will provide the best protection for most of the normal flu season The clinic previously advertised for…

Full article...

COVID vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 9 April 2021
Posted in

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…

Full article...