Is AstraZenica vaccine really safe or not?

By Dr. Philip | 22 April 2021
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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…

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Dr. Philip | 22 April 2021
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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)…

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Flu Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 19 April 2021
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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…

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News Flash!

By Dr. Philip | 13 April 2021
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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…

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Covid Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 13 April 2021
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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…

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Flu Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 13 April 2021
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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…

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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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