When can I get a covid-19 vaccine?

The short answer is: ” we don’t know!” We are getting lots of enquiries asking “when will the Covid-19 vaccine be available?” And at this stage we are unable to provide a definitive answer. The Australian Government is in the process of securing enough doses of the vaccine to immunise

WHERE TO FIND HELP and INFORMATION

When searching the internet, how do you know if the website you’re searching is reputable or that you are receiving the correct information? Beware, there’s a lot of ‘fake news’ and misinformation out there! We recommend the Better Health Channel. The Better Health Channel aims to provide health and medical

Surviving the heat

Summer and hot weather is approaching! In particular, this week in eastern Australia we’ll see extreme weather conditions as per report dated 30th November from the Bureau of Meteorology (click here to view). Some temperatures are expected to rise 18C above average! It’s a timely reminder that we must protect

Electronic prescriptions are here

Our practice is now able to provide electronic prescriptions (eScript). You can choose to have your script conveniently sent directly to your phone or email address. During these times where many patients are being consulted in their home or workplace, it’s a very convenient way to deliver prescriptions without having

FREE COVID-19 TESTING NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to announce that the Carrum Downs Respiratory Clinic is now open. It is conveniently located right next door to the medical centre at 113b Hall Road, Carrum Downs. The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm and is by appointment

It's business as usual

We’re still here supporting the community. Along with many other clinics, we are reducing the number of patients coming through our doors by offering telehealth consultations. Medicine by phone! To protect our precious community, we are encouraging patients, who do not need to attend face-to-face appointments, to book a telephone

The Covid-19 Times – What's the difference between quarantine and self-isolation?

The following information has been provided by an article in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ publication called NewsGP. The authors are Dr Wendy Burton (GP) and Dr Kat McLean (GP) Quarantine You are at risk of having the COVID-19 infection (coronavirus), but not actually known to be infected.

Listen to the ABC Podcasts on coronavirus

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is holding a regular podcast on the everchanging landscape of the coronavirus pandemic. It aims to breakdown the latest news and keep you updated on the most recent research developments. There are a number of episodes available from ‘Do face masks work?’ to ‘What’s the Best

What’s the scoop about flu vaccines?

Our flu vaccines are expected to arrive within the coming weeks – so watch this space! We recommend the ideal time to have your flu vaccine is mid to late April, just before the peak flu season kicks in. There is some great information to be found at The Australian

Coronavirus Testing

The Department of Health have indicated that the only people who need to have coronavirus testing are the following: Patients who have travelled overseas within the last 14 days AND who have developed flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulty or Patients who have developed flu-like symptoms (fever, cough,