COVID Vaccinations

By Dr. Philip | 2 February 2021
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The next big phase of the pandemic will be the vaccination of the population against COVID-19. This is what we have been waiting for! It provides our best chance of living more freely, more like pre-pandemic times, by helping to prevent death and serious illness from COVID-19. The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination is imminent.…

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Change in COVID status

By Dr. Philip | 1 January 2021
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Dear Friends and Patients, As you will be aware the COVID situation has changed again. This communication is to update you on how the situation is evolving in the state, particularly Gippsland. Gippsland Cases X 1 Confirmed case in Leongatha Primary and Secondary Contacts isolating / quarantining and being monitored by the Gippsland Public Health…

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Dealing with lockdown

By Dr. Philip | 26 August 2020
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A friend said that life is a little in grey monochrome at present. It certainly is. The colour and vibrancy of normal life is harder to find and we are only half way through this lockdown. On the positive is the fact that at present the strategy seems to be working and certainly the numbers…

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Vaccination news

By Dr. Philip | 12 August 2020
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Please see our most recent updates below: 1) We still have flu shots available for those who would like one! 2) The catch up for shingles vaccination (Zostavax) is ending 10/2021 for people aged between 70-79. If you would like Zostavax as a free government-funded vaccination, please discuss this with your GP. After 10/2021, Zostavax…

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2020 COVID news posts from the archive

By Dr. Philip | 11 August 2020
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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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