The Easter Bunny is still scheduled to make an appearance this year, so just a quick reminder that we will be closed from Good Friday, the 10/04/2020, to Easter Monday, the 13/04/2020, inclusive. Have a safe and happy Easter!
At Medical Centre 291 your health is our main priority, because of this we have made some changes to our procedures due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
- when making an appointment you will be asked a number of screening questions, the answers to those questions will enable us to provide you with the best and safest treatment available while keeping you, your family, other patients, and our staff, safe.
- You may be asked to sit in your car until your appointment time
- We are offering phone consultations during this time and hope to set up video consultations in the near future
- Please ask our receptionists if you have any questions about booking an appointment.
- the most up to date information and recommendations can be found on the department of health website at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
- The above flowchart is an easy to use self-assessment tool to help you decide what to do next
- if you suspect you are infected, the DHS hotline is 1800 675 398
- at this time, all travellers coming into Australia form anywhere overseas must self-isolate at home for 14 days, if you become unwell during that time, please call the hotline, or our clinic for further advice.
The best way to keep yourselves and the community safe is still simple hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing, and staying home when unwell.
Flu vaccines now available 2020
Flu season is on its way, and this year will be complicated by the concurrent Covid-19 pandemic. There is a risk of co-infection with both viruses, so it is strongly recommended that anyone vulnerable receive their influenza vaccination this year. The following special groups are eligible for the government funded vaccine; children aged 6 months – 5 years; seniors over 65 years; anyone with a chronic health condition; all ATSI people and; pregnant women.
To expedite your vaccination, Medical Centre 291 is running vaccination clinics on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning; these will be brief appointments with the nurse to receive a vaccination only, if you need to see the doctor for any other reason, please make an appointment with your regular practitioner.
We currently have stock of the 65 year old and over vaccine only, but should be getting vaccinations for other age groups within the next week.
Zostavax (Shingles) Vaccination Program, update 23/09/2017
- As of the 1st of November, 2016, people between the ages of 70 – 79 will be eligible for a Government funded Zostavax immunisation. Zostavax immunises people against Shingles.
- Please feel free to phone us on 9742 7988 for more information or to make a booking. Alternately, you can book online for your vaccination.
- For more information about Shingles and and the free Zostavax immunisation, click here
Whooping Cough Vaccination For New Parents
As of the first of June 2015, the Victorian Government Whooping Cough Vaccination Program for New Parents will begin. These vaccines will be made available to all women over 28 weeks gestation for each pregnancy, partners of women over 28 weeks gestation who have not had a whooping cough vaccination in the last ten years and parents of babies born after the 1st June 2015. These vaccines are free only for parents. If you are becoming a Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin or are a friend of the family, you are still able to receive this vaccination at our clinic, but at a cost to yourself.