Travel Health Updates

While travel is great there are a few simple precautions that can be taken to make the experience even greater! Take the time 6 weeks before you plan to leave to speak to your doctor about vaccinations and medications to help keep you well while you are away. You can follow up with one of…

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Several Recent Outbreaks of Measles in Melbourne

Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation). Measles is also known as rubeola, not to be confused with rubella (German measles). Worldwide, measles is the fifth highest cause of illness and death in children. Measles is rare in…

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Flu Vaccines 2019 & VSK Fundraising Events

Flu Vaccines for 2019 We anticipate receiving a supply of the various Flu Vaccines by  early May 2019. We will be setting up Flu vaccination clinics throughout  May & June once stock has arrived. Until these vaccines arrive we will be unable to book appointments for patients to receive their Flu Vaccine. Please wait until…

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Emergencies

What is an emergency? & What should I do? Call an ambulance for the following: Chest Pain that could be of cardiac origin Anaphylaxis (having administered the Epipen first) Potential of stroke, (facial droop, limb weakness, difficulty communicating) Head injury resulting in vomiting, drowsiness, changed behaviour Uncontrolled bleeding Unconscious patient Severe shortness of breath  …

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Spring Newsletter 2018

Flu Vaccinations            As we are now officially entering Spring, please consider a flu vaccine if you have not already had one this year. Late Winter and early Spring is the time when the Flu Virus is at its most prevalent. If you are planning to travel in the next four months a flu vaccine…

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Flu Vaccine Update 2018

Update at 1/8/2018.  This has been an unprecedented year for flu vaccinations. This clinic has immunised a far greater number of patients in 2018 than over previous years. The Health Department are providing weekly updates with regard to supply of the various funded flu vaccines and their availability. At this date we still have a…

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Travel Health Alerts – Summer 2017 (Nov/Dec)

Listed below are countries with current health alerts for travellers. If you are planning a trip over the next few months, please take the time to read up on any disease outbreaks pertinent to the destinations you are visiting. It is advised to make an appointment with your GP at least 6 weeks prior to…

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