Protect yourself from the flu!

Protect yourself from the flu!

Our pharmacy services

21-04-2022

 
Flu vaccines for ages 10 and older are available now, and can be booked online. Yes, this includes vaccines for people aged 65 and older.
– Subject to availability of the appropriate vaccine and a trained pharmacist.
– Cost $25 per person.
At an administration cost of $15 per person, government-subsidised flu vaccines are also available for those eligible, including people who:
– are over 65 years old
– have chronic medical conditions
– are pregnant
– are of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander descent.
Note – those eligible may obtain their flu vaccines from their GP, and this may be bulk-billed.
It is safe to receive your flu vaccine on the same day as your COVID vaccine. Ensure your vaccines are up to date to protect yourself as much as possible for peak flu/COVID season.
Appointments preferred, but walk-ins available. Book via your Medadvisor app or via our booking link below.
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About Influenza

About Influenza

Pharmacy news

Influenza, commonly known as ‘the flu’, is an illness caused by a group of viruses (the influenza viruses) that infect the respiratory tract. Influenza infection usually has different symptoms and causes a more severe illness than most other common viral respiratory infections and may be a life-threatening infection in certain people; it should not be confused with the common cold!

In most parts of Australia, influenza outbreaks are seasonal, occurring between late autumn and early spring. Seasonal outbreaks occur every year and vary from mild sporadic outbreaks to serious epidemics; it is estimated that between 5 and 20% of the population may be infected annually.

Occasionally severe worldwide outbreaks (pandemics) occur involving higher infection rates and more severe disease.

Read more here

May is Macula Month

May is Macula Month

Health Weeks

May is Macula Month, our annual awareness campaign to help Australians understand their risk of macular diseases. When you understand your risk, and know what to do, you can take early action that could save your sight.

The 2021 Macula Month will be extra special. We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Macular Disease Foundation Australia. That’s 20 years of impact on behalf of the macular disease community we serve.

This May, we’ll focus on Check My Macula. Check My Macula is a short online quiz that reveals your individual risk factors for macular disease in less than a minute and helps you learn what to do.

Doing the quiz takes just 60 seconds – 60 seconds that could save your sight.

With tens of thousands already taking the quiz, Check My Macula is a hugely successful tool to educate people over 50 about their risks of macular disease. And, of course, to encourage them to have regular eye exams.

Please do the quiz. If you are already living with macular disease, please share the link with your family and friends this Macula Month.

April is IBS Awareness month

April is IBS Awareness month

Health Weeks

13-04-2022

1 in 7 people suffering IBS type symptoms – 15 times more people require a diet low in FODMAPs than a gluten free diet. There is currently no cure, only multiple IBS management strategies including the low FODMAP diet, Dietitian support, health care team, probiotics and prebiotics, gut hypnotherapy etc.
Read more here
 
What does FODMAP Friendly mean?

The FODMAP Friendly certification (Fodmap Accreditation) program, incorporating the FODMAP Friendly logo, is the only registered certification trademark worldwide certifying FODMAP levels in food products that have been laboratory tested to be low in FODMAP’s. It is designed to enable consumers with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) who are following a Low FODMAP diet to easily identify and select suitable packaged food products. This easily recognisable “FODMAP Friendly” logo assists people with such symptoms to shop and eat with confidence.

Climate change is affecting our health

Climate change is affecting our health

Health & Wellness

  • Climate change is a change in the world’s weather systems that occurs over decades. Most of the recent changes in our climate have been brought about by human activity.
  • These changes will have significant consequences for our health, wellbeing and safety.
  • Effects of climate change include increasing air and sea temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns, more frequent and increasingly severe extreme weather events and sea level rise. 
  • Climate change may affect our health and wellbeing through the impacts of extreme events, worsening air quality, changes in the spread of infectious diseases, threats to food and water quality and quantity and effects on our mental health.
  • There are things we can all do now to build our resilience to the effects of climate change and help slow its pace.

Climate change affecting our health

We can provide supervised RAT Testing for pre-departure international travel

We can provide supervised RAT Testing for pre-departure international travel

Our pharmacy services

Heading overseas? We are pleased to be offering supervised RAT Testing for pre-departure international travel.*
The cost of this service is $30 plus the price of the RAT. The RAT must be purchased from us, or obtained from us via the concessional RAT program, as this is the only responsible way we can ensure the quality of the test. We cannot accept BYO RATs.
Please bring your passport and flight details so our pharmacists can complete the appropriate documentation.
Please note that it is up to the patient to confirm if the country of destination will accept this as a condition of border entry. Please consult with your airline and the Immigration Department of the country you are travelling to for the most up-to-date information. Our staff are unable to investigate travel requirements.
To book your Supervised RAT, please speak to our staff instore or via phone. Walk-ins may be available, depending on the availability of our pharmacists.
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* Please note – availability of Supervised RAT will be dependant on current vaccine bookings and staff availability.  In most cases we will only be able to provide the service on weekdays between 10am-5pm.  It is unlikely that we will be able to provide supervised RAT service in the evenings, on weekends or public holidays.