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FLU VACCINE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

FLU VACCINE QUESTIONS ANSWERED


We have had lots of questions around the flu vaccine recently so we wrote up an FAQ Guide.
Head to our Facebook or Instagram to have all your questions answered.

FLU VACCINE UPDATE

FLU VACCINE UPDATE


We are now offering the government subsidised flu vaccine for the following categories.

EXTENDED FLU CLNIC HOURS

EXTENDED FLU CLINIC HOURS


We are now offering Walk-In Clinics Monday to Friday! Full details here!

WEEK ONE DOWN

WEEK ONE DOWN


One week of successful COVID Vaccines down, many more to come!

COVID VACCINE WHAT TO BRING

COVID VACCINE WHAT TO BRING…


Just a quick reminder of what to bring for your COVID Vaccine. You can find the Vaccine Eligibility Form on our website or via this link

COVID VACCINE WHAT TO BRING

COVID VACCINE WHAT TO BRING…


Just a quick reminder of what to bring for your COVID Vaccine. You can find the Vaccine Eligibility Form on our website or via this link

NEW FEMALE GP DR VAKILI

NEW FEMALE GP DR VAKILI


We are pleased to welcome our new female GP, Dr Vakili.
Dr Sima Vakili has been working as a GP for several years overseas and in Australia. She completed her studies in Iran and received her GP fellowship from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She has a holistic approach to the patients and enjoys all aspects of general practice. Dr Sima has special interests in Chronic illnesses, skin cancer medicine and women’s health.

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION


We have updated our website to include information on our COVID Vaccine rollout. We have placed the need to know facts here.

COVID VACCINES

COVID VACCINES


We are pleased to announce we are starting COVID Vaccines for Phase 1B next Monday 22 March 2021.

💉 You can check when you are scheduled to get your vaccine (your phase) here.

💉 You can find more information and book through our website.

COVID VACCINE UPDATE

COVID VACCINE UPDATE 


 
Vaccines for Phase 1B are coming soon. Our plans rely on information from the Australian Government.
💉You can check when you are scheduled to get your vaccine (your phase) here.
 
You can start your vaccine decision-making process by researching information from reliable sources…
 
💉The following link is a useful explanation about vaccines.
 
💉This link covers a lot of questions put to our doctors.
 
💉Finally this link covers how the vaccine roll out will occur.

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 


Today we celebrate women – including our female receptionists, nurses, practice manager, dietician and doctors!

WORLD HEARING DAY

 WORLD HEARING DAY


Our doctors can help with your hearing needs.
 

MARCH IS ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH

MARCH IS ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH


Endometriosis Australia’s March into Yellow campaign is a fun and easy way to fundraise and raise awareness for endometriosis.
March into Yellow encourages our broader community to show their support for EndoWarriors by adorning themselves in the colour yellow. People can choose to engage with the March Into Yellow Challenge, which asks people to wear something yellow every day in the month of March, or alternatively, people can choose to host or take part in a March Into Yellow Mufti Day in their workplace, school or community.
 
March Into Yellow asks those who get involved to set up a fundraiser page to raise funds for Endometriosis Australia who fund and support endometriosis education, awareness and research.
 
Sign up today or support someone’s fundraiser here.
 
Don’t forget to show OFF your March Into Yellow outfits using

COVID VACCINE UPDATE

COVID VACCINE UPDATE


💉 PHASE 1B: March/April/May (We do not have vaccines yet, we will let you know when we do!)
💉 PHASE 2A & 2B: Mid-2021
💉 2ND DOSES BEGIN: September/October

THE BENEFITS OF FRUIT

THE BENEFITS OF FRUIT


If you are interested to see how different fruits could benefit you, book an appointment with our dietitian! She’s in Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 

INTERNATIONAL ASPERGERS DAY 2021

INTERNATIONAL APSERGERS DAY 2021


Asperger’s syndrome is often considered to be a high-functioning form of autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
International Asperger’s Day is celebrated on the 18th of February each year. The day aims to raise awareness about the condition, educate the general population and highlight the challenges people with Asperger’s face.
Here are some great resources on Asperger’s syndrome:
❗️https://raisingchildren.net.au/autism/therapies-guide
❗️https://www.psych4schools.com.au/free-resources/aspergers-syndrome/
❗️https://www.autismawareness.com.au/resources-01/websites/
❗️https://www.aane.org/topics/adults/resources-for-adults/
❗️https://aspergersvic.org.au/Sources-of-Aspergersinfo
 

SMART EATING WEEK 2021

SMART EATING WEEK 2021


 
Make every week a smart eating week by booking an appointment with our dietitian, Kate Di Prima. 🍇🥦🥑
 
Graph by: Juliette Borda.

VALENTINES DAY

VALENTINES DAY


Our Doctors are proud to offer STI testing.

COVID VACCINE UPDATE

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE 📣


 
The Australian Government has identified and prioritised groups of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The first people in Queensland to receive the vaccination are those who are at higher risk of getting COVID-19 or of severe illness if they contract the virus.
 
📍 If you are required to be tested frequently because of your daily work, then you will be the highest priority in Phase 1a. People in Phase 1a will be notified by Queensland Health in the coming weeks about when and where you can receive your vaccine.
 
📍 The full list of Queenslanders who fit into Phase 1b will be available soon.
 
Information From: Queensland Health
 

REGISTRATIONS FOR FEBFAST ARE STILL OPEN

 

REGISTRATIONS FOR FEBFAST ARE STILL OPEN


It is not too late to join febfast and raise funds for disadvantaged youth in Australia by giving up alcohol, sugar, or another vice of your choice this February! It is the perfect excuse to kick-start the year with a little good will and good health. 🍷🍰

WORLD CANCER DAY

WORLD CANCER DAY 


Each year in Australia, there are just under 50,000 deaths from cancer. World Cancer Day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

TIME FOR OVARY-ACTION

TIME FOR OVARY-ACTION


It is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so we encourage you to book in to see your Doctor if you have any of these risk factors.  

BACK TO SCHOOL GERMS

BACK TO SCHOOL GERMS


Spread knowledge not germs this school year with these clever tips!

AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND

AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND


With many people turning the Australia Day Public Holiday into a long weekend, we thought we would share these great tips on how you can celebrate responsibly! <img draggable=

BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL


Our doctors and dietician can help you get back to school ready – from vaccines and check-ups to healthy lunches!

FOOD AND HEALTH

FOOD AND HEALTH


We have a Dietitian at Merthyr Medical Centre because we believe in the health benefits of food. Here is a great example of the health benefits of berries by @EverydayHealth 🍓

MASK RESTRICTIONS FROM 6PM TONIGHT

MASK RESTRICTIONS FROM 6PM TONIGHT


To keep everyone safe, the eased mask restrictions to be put in place until at least 1am, 22nd January are as follows:
 
You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
 
You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, except in your home. For example:
 
✅ shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
✅ hospitals and aged care facilities
✅ churches and places of worship
✅ libraries
✅ indoor recreational facilities and gyms
✅ indoor workplaces (where you can’t socially distance)
✅ public transport, taxis and rideshare
✅ airports and travelling on planes.
 
It is recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.
 
Children under 12 years and people affected by a medical condition or disability are exempt.
 
Thank you for keeping Queenslanders Safe💙😷
 
➡️For more information please visit: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/

BACK TO WORK

BACK TO WORK


As holidays come to a close, here are some tips on how to have work/life balance in 2021.  

WORLD BRAILLE DAY

WORLD BRAILLE DAY


The inventor of the Braille language, Louis Braille, was born today in 1809. His invention has allowed the visually impaired to read and write.  ‍🦯

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS


A doctor and dietitian can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions!

‘TWAS A WEEK BEFORE A HEALTHY CHRISTMAS

‘TWAS A WEEK BEFORE A HEALTHY CHRISTMAS


We love these tips from Kiwi Nutrition Counselling on how to have a healthy holiday season!

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY


As a medical practice the right to health is at the forefront of our mind today on Human Rights Day.

DECEMBEARD / DECEMBHAIR AUSTRALIA

DECEMBEARD / DECEMBHAIR AUSTRALIA


This December Bowel Cancer Australia is encouraging Australians to grow our beard or hair to raise funds for bowel cancer.

This makes December the perfect month to ensure you see your GP if you are experiencing bowel symptoms!

Fundraising info: https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/decembeard

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (IDPD)

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (IDPD)


To acknowledge IDPD, here are some eye-opening  facts about disability in Australia:

1.  1 in 5 Australians (over 4.4 million people) have some form of disability.

2.  35% of Australian households (8.9 million households) include a person with a disability.

3.  Only 4.4% of Australians with a disability use a wheelchair.

4.  Just under half (47.8%) of working aged disabled Australians are employed, however 80.3% of non-disabled working aged Australians are employed.

5.  1 in 4 Australians who report sexual assault are disabled.

Pic by: ABC Life: Stacy Gougoulis

WORLD AIDS DAY

WORLD AIDS DAY


To commemorate World Aids Day, here is some information on AIDS in Australia. 🩸
 

IRON DEFICIENCY

IRON DEFICIENCY


Iron has many benefits!

A simple blood test can confirm if your iron levels are low.

If they are low, you can increase your iron by:

1.  Eating iron rich foods such as red meat, tofu, tuna, chickpeas, eggs or spinach. A dietitian can help plan your diet. 🥬🥩

2.  Talking to your doctor about whether iron supplements or an iron infusion is right for you. 🩸

NATIONAL SKIN CANCER

ACTION WEEK

NATIONAL SKIN CANCER ACTION WEEK


This infographic has some eye-opening 👀 facts showing why it is incredibly important to take action against skin cancer EVERY WEEK!

SEVEN SIMPLE ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE ARE:

1. SLIPPING on sun-protective clothing! 👚

2. SLOPPING on (and reapplying) SPF30+ water-resistant sunscreen! ☀️

3. SLAPPING on a large hat which covers your face, head, neck and ears! 👒

4. SEEKING shade! ⛅️

5. SLIDING on good quality sunglasses! 😎

6. STAYING on top of any changes in your skin and moles! 🕵

7. SCHEDULING skin checks regularly!🧑‍⚕

HAND WASHING HYGIENE   

HAND WASHING HYGIENE


As you go about your everyday life, germs accumulate on your hands. After you touch your eyes, nose or mouth, germs carried there can cause infections. Frequent hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS


Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken and never giving up hope.

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