Update on Changed Working Conditions…

By Dr. Philip | 10 June 2021
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Please note the following ….appointments with nurses and doctors and for immunisations remain valid on Thursday and Friday. ..appointments at Toora Medical Centre are all being moved to Foster Clinic. No need to ring , just turn up at the same time as the original Toora Booking …if booked after 3;30 pm at either Toora…

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Lockdown and COVID Vaccination News

By Dr. Philip | 1 June 2021
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How things change so quickly. Lockdown again. Number 4 A sense of déjà vu and ‘not this again.’ A return of the restrictions and of dashed plans. A return of a widespread uncertainty and anxiety. One moment we were going about life in an almost-normal way and the next we are in a week of…

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Those All Singing and All Dancing vaccines again: just think what we will be able to get up to when we have all been vaccinated!

By Dr. Philip | 1 June 2021
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…by Dr Priscilla Robinson,(retired Epidemiologist and member of SGH Board)A couple of weeks ago I went along to the Medical Centre, and had the first of my free Covid vaccinations (hooray!). Did it hurt? Only a teeny bit. Did I have any after-effects? Yes; but although I felt very ordinary for a day or so…

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COVID Vaccines

By Dr. Philip | 23 May 2021
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We continue to offer the AZ vaccine to all patients over the age of 50. There are two ways of getting an appointment-either ring the clinic or go to health.gov.au and vaccine eligibility and follow the links to get an online appointment on Thursdays at the clinic. There has been a development in the delivery…

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Senior Long-serving Doctors at FMC

By Dr. Philip | 18 May 2021
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The community is so fortunate in having senior doctors working for them for so many years through Foster Medical Centre. Trevor Andrews has worked as a Rural GP for 28 years, 20 of them in Foster. Michael Fitzgerald came back to Foster to work 14 years ago, after initially coming as a registrar in 1980.…

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Vaccination News

By Dr. Philip | 17 May 2021
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On the coldest day of the year we had out last Drive-through Flu Clinics last Saturday. Over the last 5 weeks we have vaccinated over 1400 people against influenza and everything went to plan. No major reactions (no one had to toot their horn in the waiting carpark!) and by all reports people loved the…

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COVID Vaccinations Available

By Dr. Philip | 10 May 2021
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We have plenty of online appointments available THIS Thursday for COVID vaccinations. We are now immunising ALL those over the age of 50.The quickest way to book is through the HOTDOC appointment online system which is now up and running smoothly. Go to health.gov.au and Eligibility Checker. Quickly, after answering a few questions and supplying…

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Foster and Toora Medical Centre Vaccine News

By Dr. Philip | 4 May 2021
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The dual challenges of providing both the influenza and the COVID vaccines to the community continues to absorb a lot of our time and effort. Uptake of the flu shot has been pretty good; it is a vaccine that people have had each year for many years and feel comfortable and familiar with. We have…

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Stage 2a of the Rollout starts

By Dr. Philip | 2 May 2021
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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…

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Foster Medical Centre Vaccine news

By Dr. Philip | 25 April 2021
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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…

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