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Posts tagged “vaccination”

So far this year rates of flu virus have almost doubled from what they were during the same time last year. Most people will recover from the flu, however young children and older adults may be seriously affected. Symptoms can include feeling shivery...

So far this year rates of flu virus have almost doubled from what they were during the same time last year.

Most people will recover from the flu, however young children and older adults may be seriously affected. Symptoms can include feeling shivery with fever 🤒, headache 🤕, muscle aches, sore throat, sneezing 🤧, tiredness and a dry cough. If you are concerned about these symptoms or they worsen it is important to seek medical advice immediately.

There are some easy steps to avoid getting the flu, from the flu vaccination, to covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, washing your hands regularly particularly after being in communal areas like the toilet, cleaning surfaces regularly at home and avoiding close contact with others when you’re not feeling well.

So with the school holidays about to kick off are you protected from the flu? 😷

Wishing you all a happy and flu-free holiday.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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The Government funded Influenza vaccine is now in stock! Last year was a particularly bad year for influenza with the highest levels of activity since 2009. The ‘Aussie flu’ strain was mutated meaning the vaccine was less effective than hoped...

The Government funded Influenza vaccine is now in stock!

Last year was a particularly bad year for influenza with the highest levels of activity since 2009. The ‘Aussie flu’ strain was mutated meaning the vaccine was less effective than hoped for.

This year the vaccine has changed for the better, covering more strains of the flu virus. Now children from the ages of 6 months to under 5 years are being offered the flu vaccine for free as they are thought to be ‘super-spreaders’ in the community.

Along with children, the government also provide free vaccines for other medical groups; - All individuals from 6 months of age with medical conditions predisposing them to severe influenza

- Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy

- All aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people from 15 years and over

- All individuals 65 years and older

Adults aged 65 and over will be offered a higher dose of the flu vaccination as they are most at risk of developing complications from flu.

Please note that the vaccine does not contain live flu virus and cannot cause flu.

However, some people may experience mild flu-like symptoms for up to 48 hours as their immune system responds to the vaccine. While some people may experience mild side effects such as pain, swelling and redness at the injection site, these usually resolve quickly.

Immediate allergic reactions are rare. People who are allergic to egg are no longer excluded from flu vaccines. If you experience any concerning symptoms, please seek medical help.

If you are interested in having your flu vaccine or would like to find out if you’re eligible for the government funded vaccine pop by and see me in clinic.

Take care and stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

Information gathered from health.qld.gov.au

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Are you aged between 15-19 years old? If the answer if yes come and have your free meningococcal vaccine today!
What is the vaccine for❓
The vaccine will help to reduce the rate of meningococcal disease which is a rare but serious infection that can...

Are you aged between 15-19 years old?

If the answer if yes come and have your free meningococcal vaccine today!

What is the vaccine for❓

The vaccine will help to reduce the rate of meningococcal disease which is a rare but serious infection that can invade the body from the throat or nose.

Why is it important❓

Most people affected by meningococcal disease fully recover. However for some people it can lead to long term health complications such as limb deformity and brain damage.

Why should I have it❓

Some of the highest rates of meningococcal disease are amongst those aged between 15-19 and so having a vaccine will help to reduce this rate.

Will it be painful❓

You should expect some discomfort when having the vaccine but this will usually be temporary and you’ll be able to get on with your usual activities.

Where can I have it❓

Book in today for your vaccine which is government funded 💉

Feel free to see me in clinic today if you have any further questions.

Take care & stay healthy 😊

Dr Nora x

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