April News 2023

April News 2023

Flu Vaccines

The clinic has stocks of private and government funded influenza vaccines which are administered by nurses or your GP. Private flu vaccines are $20 per vaccine.

Stock of the government funded flu vaccines arrives regularly and when this is available flu clinic’s will be made available or you will be able to get the flu vaccine when you see your GP.

Yearly flu vaccination is recommended for people aged 6 months and over.

The influenza vaccine is free under the National Immunisation Program for the following members of the community:

  • people aged 65 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with certain medical conditions

Reference: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care – health.gov.au/flu

National Immunisation Program

COVID Vaccine Boosters

The clinic is now only administering the Pfizer Bivalent BA4/5 as a covid vaccine booster for eligible patients aged 12 years and over.  Bookings can be made online or via reception. To be eligible for the booster you must not have received a covid vaccine in the previous 6 months and also must not have tested positive to covid in the previous 6 months.

Medical Practitioners Unavailability

The following doctors are unavailable to see their patients during the dates below. Some of the doctors are taking extended leave from their practice in coming months and this has been highlighted.

April to June 2023

  • Dr Michael Cross 10 March to 13 April 2023
  • Dr Lori Jackson 11 to 18 April 2023
  • Dr Julie Van Andel 13 April to 9 July 2023
  • Dr Peter Morris 6 April to 2 July 2023
  • Dr Tanya Lobo 3 June to 9 July 2023
  • Dr Danika Levick April & May 2023
  • Dr Matthew Evans 21 to 25 June 2023
  • Dr Cathy Evans 21to 25 June 2023

Staff Changes

This month we welcome Susanna on reception. Susanna is an experienced receptionist who has relocated to Mornington Peninsula.

New Doctor

Dr Trudi Potter is commencing at the clinic from Monday 15 May 2023. Dr Potter is a very experienced GP and will be running her practice over 3-4 days a week.

Mask Update

Masks are now optional in the clinic.

We have appreciated your support with wearing masks during the COVID pandemic and keeping our staff safe and our clinic open.

If you have any flu or COVID symptoms please notify our receptionists when booking your appointment and your doctor can see you outside if required or they can provide a telehealth appointment for you to assess your condition and provide medical advice.

Take care and enjoy this autumn weather

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